News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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.
| by Mary Hudetz | Arizona Daily Sun
CJ Project reporter Mary Hudetz reports on Navajo Nation policer officer Houston James Largo, whose shooting death at the edge of the largest American Indian reservation in the United States is a tragic consequence of a tribal police department stretched thin. The Navajo Nation covers 27,000…
| by Mary Hudetz | CJ Project
The CJ Project yielded its first article March 6 with the publication of a report by Mary Hudetz outlining the treatment of incarcerated individuals with mental illness while in solitary confinement in New Mexico. Multiple individuals have successfully sued the state over the conditions of their…
| by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
In 28 US states, a parent can be billed for his or her child’s incarceration. An article by Eli Hager at The Marshall Project outlines this practice and questions its effectiveness. He examines both its dubious cost benefit for agencies and its effects on vulnerable families. To read the article…
| 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…
| by NCCD
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…
| 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…