News of Interest
News of Interest
February 10, 2017 | by Laurel Eckhouse | The Washington Post
Despite assumptions that using big data helps to remove bias from the criminal justice system, the author of this opinion piece in The Washington Post argues that data-driven tools could exacerbate, rather than reduce inequity. For these tools to work, she states, they must use racially unbiased...
February 1, 2017 | by National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Expertise Includes Public Policy Law, the Judiciary, and Data Analytics The NCCD Board of Directors welcomed three new members at its first meeting of 2017. These individuals bring a breadth of experience and decades of work in their fields to the board. New board member Mark Soler, executive...
January 31, 2017 | by Elizabeth S. Barnert | Pediatrics
The journal Pediatrics published a study in its January issue analyzing the mental and physical health outcomes of 14,344 individuals based on whether they were incarcerated as youth and if so, for how long. The data show that the longer an individual is incarcerated during adolescence, the worse...
January 25, 2017 | by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
Across the country, a number of reform-minded district attorneys were elected last November. These new DAs are starting to implement changes within the criminal justice systems in their districts, including charging fewer young people as adults and administering less-punitive sentences. The...
January 24, 2017 | by Patrick Marley and John Diedrich | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The ACLU of Wisconsin and the Juvenile Justice Center have filed a lawsuit against the State of Wisconsin alleging poor conditions and the mistreatment of young people housed at two juvenile detention facilities near Wausau, Wisconsin. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of four teens and their parents,...
January 17, 2017 | by Shay Bilchik | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
In an op-ed published by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Shay Bilchik urges the federal government to continue investing in research and evidence-based juvenile justice policy and practice, despite the new administration’s stated intent to move the country in another direction on many...
January 11, 2017 | by NCCD
NCCD, the Asian American Journalists Association, and Investigative Reporters and Editors are collaborating on the CJ Project, a special reporting series intended to increase knowledge and investigative skills in the field of criminal and juvenile justice journalism. Deirdre O’Connor, NCCD’s...
January 9, 2017 | by Chris Coons and Thom Tillis | CNN
Despite their political differences, US Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) agree that America’s criminal justice system desperately needs reform. In a co-authored essay published by CNN, Coons and Tillis argue for a bipartisan effort to reform both the juvenile and adult justice...
December 17, 2016 | by Kathy Park | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published NCCD CEO Kathy Park’s letter to the editor about opportunities for change in Wisconsin’s juvenile justice system. Instead of building a new detention facility for juveniles who have committed non-serious offenses, she suggests that Milwaukee use programming...
December 17, 2016 | by Jeff Seidel | Detroit Free Press
The Detroit Free Press just published an article examining whether a successful gun violence-reduction program in Richmond, California, might work in Detroit, Michigan. The article, part of a series on Detroit’s youth, cites NCCD’s 2015 study of the program as evidence of its success. Read the...