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September 29, 2016 | NCCD
An article co-authored by Kristen Johnson, PhD, a senior researcher at NCCD, received an Honorable Mention for Best Mixed Methods Article of the Year in the Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE). The JSWE Awards recognize articles based on their importance, timeliness, originality of thought, and…
September 22, 2016 | Michael Anft
As a young boy growing up in a White working-class neighborhood of Baltimore, I experienced the world of my African American “neighbors” in two ways. I saw them on television, usually as perpetrators of crime. Or I encountered them in person, when parts of their neighborhoods burned down. My father…
September 14, 2016 | Robert Greenwald and Regina Clemente
While more than 300,000 inmates in American prisons are diagnosed with mental illness, only around 30,000 mentally ill patients are being treated in psychiatric facilities throughout the country. Sound crazy? It is. America is currently “treating” mental illness through incarceration—at an enormous…
September 6, 2016 | Adam Benforado
I went to law school with a clear vision of how the legal system worked and how I would fight injustice. It was conjured up from John Grisham novels and Law and Order episodes and films I’d watched as a kid. I saw myself in the courtroom, standing tall against abuse like Atticus Finch. I knew my vil…
September 2, 2016 | NCCD
Filmmakers, writers, journalists, and other members of the media help shape public understanding and public outrage. They help humanize, organize, and realize change. This is why NCCD has long recognized outstanding portrayals of the systems we work in and the people whose lives they touch with the …
July 25, 2016 | Doug Smith, Program Associate
Historically, my understanding of the word “risk” has been limited to the context of its everyday use: “This might be a risky move”; “You’re taking a risk with that one”; “You might be putting yourself at risk by doing that.” I never gave the term much more thought, at least not intentionally. Two m…
July 20, 2016 | Ben Free, Business Analyst
This past February marked President Obama’s last release of a proposed federal budget for the fiscal year. Like each budget before, it contains numerous priorities and provides funding for strategies to support them. Among the many strategies that have been included in President Obama’s eight budget…
July 6, 2016 | NCCD
Give yourself something new to look forward to this fall—register for the 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families! Scheduled for October 4–6 in sunny coastal Orange County, California, the conference includes an immense variety of tracks, sessions, and special events. Come share your…
June 28, 2016 | NCCD
NCCD is proud to announce that photographer and filmmaker Isadora Kosofsky will join us at our 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families. Ms. Kosofsky’s photographs take viewers inside the systems NCCD works in. Her series Vinny and David: Life and Incarceration of a Family explores the…
June 23, 2016 | NCCD
Headlines about the sex trafficking of children are all too common. The recent arrest of 238 people involved in trafficking minors in Los Angeles only highlights the need for deeper understanding of the issue. Child sex trafficking, also known as commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), wi…