News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Marisol Zarate | The Chronicle of Social Change
An NCCD study on girls’ involvement in gangs is featured in the Chronicle of Social Change. The study examined how and why girls become gang-affiliated and how and why some girls avoid or leave gang activity. The study includes information about addressing the needs of gang-involved/formerly…
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NCCD is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Wade, MPA, as interim director of SafeMeasures®, NCCD's web-based data reporting service. Mr. Wade most recently…
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NCCD is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Decter, MSW, as interim director of child welfare. Mr. Decter has been with NCCD since 2010, most recently serving as an associate director. As interim director, Mr. Decter will…
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Assistant Commissioner Joe Vignati of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice acknowledged NCCD for its help in moving forward his state’s juvenile justice reform at a hearing before the US House Judiciary Committee. During his June 22 testimony, Vignati urged the use of validated risk…
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NCCD is pleased to announce Dr. Angie Wolf as its new chief program officer. Dr. Wolf most recently served as NCCD’s director of justice strategies. She holds a doctorate from Michigan State University and has been with NCCD since 2001…
| by Jeremy Loudenback | The Chronicle of Social Change
By sharing Jerome Dixon’s personal story, this article by The Chronicle of Social Change provides context for a California state senate bill set for a vote next week. If passed, the…
| by NCCD
The Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has published JDAI at 25. The report collects insights from annual reports from JDAI sites across the nation for the…
| by NCCD
The United States Department of Justice's Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) is a resource for learning how to identify elder abuse and find help for elders who are experiencing abuse. Included on their site is a series of webinars that provide important information for law enforcement, victim…
| by Marjorie Hernandez | Ventura County Star
Data and analysis from an NCCD report on the Ventura County [California] Juvenile Justice Plan will provide a blueprint for the county moving forward, according to Mark Varela, the county’s chief probation officer. The recent NCCD report shows a 58% drop in juvenile arrests from 2008 to 2014 in…
| by Jesse McKinley | The New York Times
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state’s “Raise the Age” law on Monday, making it likely that most arrested New York youth ages 16 and 17 will be sent to Family Court rather than Criminal Court. While the initiative was praised widely, the celebration of protection for juveniles was dampened somewhat by the fact that New York was one of only two remaining US states to consider 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system.