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Practice Guide: Creating a Juvenile Justice LGBTQ Task Force

December 17, 2014
 Bernadette E. Brown 
 Aisha Canfield 
 Angela  Irvine 

As awareness has grown concerning the need to consider sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in order to provide appropriate treatment and services to juvenile justice system-involved youth, many jurisdictions have adopted policies with respect to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their families. This practice guide offers instruction for convening a juvenile justice LGBTQ task force charged with developing such policies and/or establishing community relationships that result in LGBTQ youth and family access to supportive resources. This is the first in NCCD's series of practice guides and reports regarding LGBTQ youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The entire series will be posted here.

Webinar: Using Pay for Success to Address Racial Disparities in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

November 20, 2014
 Kathy Park 
 Deirdre O'Connor 

Racial disparities in child welfare and juvenile justice systems are prevalent throughout the nation. This webinar provides an overview of Pay for Success and discuss an upcoming opportunity for using it to address these disparities in these systems. NCCD's Social Innovation Fund Pay For Success project is also discussed, including the scope of eligible applicants and a timeline for release of its RFP. Click here to view the presentation. 

Stanislaus County Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative Evaluation Report

October 23, 2014
 Caroline Glesmann 
 Angela Irvine 

In order to address the lack of gender-responsive resources for justice-involved girls in Stanislaus County, California, the Prison Law Office in Berkeley partnered with the Stanislaus County Probation Department to develop the Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative. Progress made by the initiative, which began in late 2009, was eventually evaluated by NCCD. This report and executive summary detail the results of this process and outcome evaluation of the initiative, which are meant to inform other counties interested in implementing a gender-responsive approach to meeting girls’ needs in their jurisdictions.

Stanislaus County Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative Executive Summary of Evaluation Report

October 22, 2014
 Caroline Glesmann 
 Angela Irvine 

In order to address the lack of gender-responsive resources for justice-involved girls in Stanislaus County, California, the Prison Law Office in Berkeley partnered with the Stanislaus County Probation Department to develop the Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative. Progress made by the initiative, which began in late 2009, was eventually evaluated by NCCD. This report and executive summary detail the results of this process and outcome evaluation of the initiative, which are meant to inform other counties interested in implementing a gender-responsive approach to meeting girls’ needs in their jurisdictions.

October 8, 2014
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

The October issue of SDM News highlights the importance of healing in reaching best outcomes in child protection and other social service systems. In addition, read updates on our work in Texas and Queensland, Australia. *Note that this link opens slowly. Please be patient.

2014 Fall Webinar - Educating and Preparing Preprofessional Students on Adult and Elder Abuse: Implications for University Curriculum, and Insights from a Promising Program

September 22, 2014
 Moderated by Kathy Park 

This webinar consists of a two-part panel presentation. First, Dr. Christina Policastro, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia Southern University, will provide an overview and summary of findings from a research study that assessed levels of elder abuse awareness among social work, nursing, health professions, and criminal justice students. Next, Risa Breckman and Dr. Karl Pillemer will present an overview of The Risk and Resiliency Internship Project (RRIP), created by NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) and The Legacy Project, designed to expose undergraduates to the wisdom and robust experience of older generations as well as to the issue of elder abuse. Risa Breckman is an Assistant Professor of Gerontological Social Work in Medicine and the Director of the NYC Elder Abuse Center at Weill Cornell Medical College's Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Karl Pillemer is a Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. (Materials: slide presentation)

Notes and Resources for the NCCD Deincarceration Report Series

September 8, 2014
 Antoinette Davis 
 Angela Irvine 
 Jason Ziedenberg 

This document contains notes and resources for the NCCD deincarceration report series. The complete series of reports can be found here.

Scott Burdick, Program Manager in Orange County Social Services Agency, Talks about SafeMeasures®

August 20, 2014
 Scott Burdick 

Orange County (California) has been an NCCD SafeMeasures® client for 15 years. Expert user Scott Burdick, Program Manager II in Orange County Social Services Agency, talks about how SafeMeasures helps his agency improve outcomes and do their work better.

Engaging Juvenile Justice System-Involved Families

June 27, 2014
 Antoinette Davis 
 Angela  Irvine 
 Jason Ziedenberg 

Families of justice-system involved youth have traditionally been excluded from decisions regarding their children and often are assumed to be the cause of their children’s criminal activity. In this final publication of an eight-part series detailing NCCD’s study of youth deincarceration trends in the United States, study respondents acknowledge that families are a key component to supervision strategies and improved outcomes for their youth. The complete series of reports can be found here. Watch for the addition of a ninth piece, containing notes and resources, in the near future.


June 16, 2014
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

Find a recap of the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families and announcements regarding a new Pay for Success partnership and NCCD's new office in Washington, DC, in the June 2014 issue of the NCCD newsletter. This issue also introduces one of our new staff members, Angela Fitzgerald; includes information about a few of NCCD's exciting new projects; and links to NCCD's most recent blog posts.  *Note that this link opens slowly, please be patient.