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February 5, 2016 | NCCD
NCCD recently released a report describing efforts made with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to prevent youth involved in the children welfare system from crossing over into the juvenile justice system by using predictive analytics in the form of a newly desi…
February 1, 2016 | Chris Scharenbroch
Private investors often use feasibility assessments to help guide investment decisions. In the simplest sense, a feasibility assessment is an analysis of how successful a project can be. As private investors emerge in the world of social finance, through social innovation funding, they expect a sim…
January 19, 2016 | Shaun Edwards and Michael Jacobson, CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance
The use of cost-benefit analysis in juvenile and criminal justice is growing given that positive net financial and social benefits are potentially significant and instrumental for changing the price tag on public safety. Increasingly, every level of government is making targeted investments into sa…
January 11, 2016 | Aishatu Yusuf and Antoinette Davis
According to a Pew Research Center survey, only 19% of Americans (about one in five) said they trust the government in Washington “always or most of the time.”1 Three out of four (74%) say that public officials put their own interests ahead of the nation’s. And a majority (55%) say that ordinary Am…
January 4, 2016 | Kari Lerch, Public Policy Institute
Today’s nonprofits need a significant amount of strength and stamina to meet the ongoing challenges of changing funding priorities, an increased emphasis on showing success, and meeting the growing needs of the community being served. This is certainly something with which the Community Advocates P…
January 4, 2016 | NCCD
NCCD is excited to announce our second request for proposals (RFP) for Pay for Success (PFS) feasibility assessment technical assistance. We will select up to three entities to receive extensive technical assistance to determine the feasibility of using PFS to support evidence-based youth developme…
December 15, 2015 | National Council on Crime and Delinquency
NCCD is pleased to congratulate author, lawyer, and Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson on receiving the Media for a Just Society Awards’ highest honor, the Distinguished Achievement Award. In selecting a winner, NCCD seeks works that illustrate current realities or the promise of refor…
December 8, 2015 | NCCD
Nos complace anunciar que la Evaluación Correccional y Sistema de Intervención™ (CAIS) y la Evaluación de Menores y Sistema de Intervención™ (JAIS) están disponibles en español. NCCD colaboró con Glyph Language Services para llevar a cabo un proceso de traducción a profundidad utilizando un traduct…
December 7, 2015 | NCCD
To prevent youth in the child welfare system from becoming involved in the juvenile justice system, NCCD and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) partnered to develop an actuarial screening assessment. A new report from NCCD outlines how Los Angeles County used th…
December 1, 2015 | NCCD
NCCD has received grant funding from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund for a two-year, in-depth look at how policy and practice relate to probation-involved girls. The two-year period will consist of research on girls in the juvenile justice systems in Duval County, Florida, and Alameda County, Californi…