The March 2013 issue of NCCD's newsletter introduces NCCD's six new board members, announces a special award to Andrew Solomon and the panel of judges for the 20th annual Media for a Just Society Awards, provides information and and opportunity to submit session proposals for NCCD's Conference on Children, Youth, and Families, introduces Angela Irvine, NCCD's director of research in Oakland, gives some information about a few of NCCD's new exciting projects, and links to NCCD's most recent blog posts. *Note that this link opens slowly, please be patient.
This is the first edition of the National Girls Institute's monthly newsletter. This newsletter introduces NGI's new director, Dr. Angie Wolf, discusses President Obama's recent directive that will help advance equality for girls, demonstrates that there is a need for a comprehensive approach to working with justice-involved girs, and spotlights NGI Working Group Member Jeannette Pai-Espinosa, as well as provides information on an upcoming webinar and NGI's training and technical assistance services. *Note that this link opens slowly, please be patient.
In this webinar, Shelly Jackson, Ph.D., shared findings from her research comparing pure financial exploitation (PFE) of an elderly person—financial exploitation that occurs independently of another form of elder abuse—with hybrid financial exploitation (HFE)—financial exploitation that co-occurs with physical abuse and/or neglect. Implications for how professionals intervene and work with victims of pure financial exploitation vs. hybrid financial exploitation are discussed. (Materials: slide presentation)
The January 2013 issue of NCCD's newsletter provides an introduction to NCCD's Restorative Justice work, summarizes NCCD's Defending Childhood Task Force and links to the report that was submitted to the Attorney General, introduces NCCD's new Midwest Research Director, gives some information about a few of NCCD's new exciting projects, and links to NCCD's most recent publications and blog posts. *Note that this link opens slowly, please be patient.
In order to address the wide range of risk levels and needs within the formerly incarcerated population, the Santa Clara County Reentry Network, in collaboration with NCCD, has developed a five-year strategic plan for adult reentry services. Following evidence-based practices, this plan establishes the need to assess the risk and need levels of county prisoners and probationers and focuses reentry resources on those who are at moderate and high risk of committing new crimes. This plan also highlights the importance of using individualized reentry case planning and providing trauma-informed services.
This publication is a four page summary of a full report on a five-year strategic plan for adult reentry services in Santa Clara put together by NCCD and the Santa Clara Country Reentry Network.
SDM News has a new look! Check out the December issue, which covers an award for the SDM system in Minnesota APS, the work of the Children’s Research Center in Taiwan and in San Diego, news about the next SDM conference, tips from a Susie Essex workshop, and more. *Note that this link opens slowly, please be patient.
This is the first edition of NCCD's new e-newsletter. This newsletter discusses our Policy and Practice event with OJJDP's Melodee Hanes, introduces Sujatha Baliga, NCCD's Restorative Justice expert, gives some information about a few of NCCD's new exciting projects, and links to NCCD's most recent publications and blog posts. *Note that this link opens slowly, please be patient.
Founded in 1997, the California-based Insight Prison Project (IPP) is a nonprofit community-based organization committed to the design and implementation of rehabilitative programs tested within San Quentin State Prison. San Quentin is California's oldest and best-known correctional
institution. The prison today includes life-sentenced and detriment-sentenced adult males. IPP programs are designed for incarcerated populations to develop insight and awareness about their emotions, behaviors, and motivations; practice new skills; and integrate these new skills into all aspects of their lives in order to correct entrenched negative behavioral patterns. IPP's programs focus on a socialization process, a process of transformational re-education, that is designed to bring about a shift in ingrained patterns of harmful and destructive behavior; enable men to make life-enhancing choices; and then integrate them into lasting, positive behavior. Together, the qualitative and quantitative results of this study indicate that IPP's programs offer a number of promising strategies to improve well-being and reduce violence, but also suggest that longer participation in IPP programming is associated with the desired cognitive behavioral outcomes.
Presenters Lori Delagrammatikas, Mary Twomey, Krista Brown, Kris K. Brown, and Mary Counihan discuss how researchers and APS practitioners worked together to develop a protocol to improve the consistency of APS investigation findings in California. After researchers identified great variability in APS decision-making across California, APS practitioners developed a protocol which clearly delineated the essential defining elements of each type of abuse/neglect, provided direction and focus for gathering information, and supplied workers with a structure for evaluating the relative strength and integrity of that information. The protocol has been implemented throughout the state and researchers are in the process of studying its efficacy by evaluating the current level of consistency in findings. The webinar describes the research, protocol and training development, evaluation efforts, and the collaborations needed to affect change statewide. (Materials: slide presentation, supplemental materials)