This newsletter includes: a new web feature series on Risk and Race in Adult Corrections, an op-ed by CEO Kathy Park; details on 2016 Conference content, sponsorship benefits, and registration; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.
In many cases of financial exploitation, the exploited person’s capacity to make decisions is the core issue that must be assessed. Therefore, it is essential for investigators to have effective instruments for measuring a person’s capacity to make independent financial decisions, but one challenge is the lack of tools to detect deficits in financial capability. This session introduces a new screening scale for financial decision-making capacity. The Lichtenberg Financial Decision Screening Scale (LFDSS) is a brief, 10-item screening scale designed to assess a vulnerable adult’s decisional ability at the point in time when the adult is making a significant financial decision. In this webinar, we will review instructions for administering the LFDSS, review screening questions and scoring, and discuss case studies using the scale. (Materials: slide presentation)
This newsletter includes: details on presenters at the 2016 Conference, including the creators of Making a Murderer; an annoucement of the 2016 Media for a Just Society Award finalists; an article by Dr. Jesse Russell; a new Pay for Success project; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.
Read about highlights of the 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families and how to register in the Spring 2016 issue of SDM News. The latest newsletter also includes updates on NCCD’s work in Queensland, Australia, and Singapore, plus an article on risk assessment validation. *Note that this link opens slowly. Please be patient.
This newsletter includes: details on 2016 Conference registration; an annoucement of the 2016 Media for a Just Society Distinguished Achievement Award Winners; an article citing Dr. Jesse Russell in the news; employment opportunities; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.
NCCD recently released a report describing efforts made with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to prevent youth involved in the children welfare system from crossing over into the juvenile justice system by using predictive analytics in the form of a newly designed actuarial screening assessment tool. Representatives from NCCD, DCFS, and CJJR presented “Using Predictive Analytics in Los Angeles County to Prevent Child Welfare Involved Youth from Crossing Over to Juvenile Justice.” During this 90-minute webinar, presenters shared their experience developing this actuarial screening assessment tool and the lessons learned from implementing it in the field. Participants also learned about the potential for other jurisdictions to develop and implement similar predictive analytics to prevent crossover from occurring.
This newsletter includes: the complete RFP for Pay for Success feasibility assessments; a new webinar,"Using Predictive Analytics to Prevent Child Welfare–Juvenile Justice Crossover;" a highlight of Bryan Stevenson, Media for a Just Society Distinguished Achievement Award winner, giving his acceptance speech. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.
NCCD is excited to announce our second request for proposals (RFP) for Pay for Success (PFS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) feasibility assessment technical assistance. Watch this archived webinar to learn more about our selection process. The application deadline is Friday, February 19, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. PST. The complete RFP is available here.
NCCD will select up to three entities to receive extensive technical assistance to determine the feasibility of using Pay for Success (PFS) to support evidence-based or promising youth development programming, with an intentional focus on reducing racial inequities in child welfare and juvenile justice systems through preventing entry into these systems and/or improving life outcomes for system-involved youth and young adults of color.
As per paragraph 171 of the Settlement Agreement between the Parties, the Monitoring Team submits this initial semiannual report, dated December 22, 2015. In August 2011, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, launched an investigation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) in response to complaints and allegations of violations of the Fair Housing Act in the Antelope Valley, California. Upon completion of their investigation in June 2013, the DOJ issued a letter documenting their findings that the LASD's Lancaster and Palmdale Stations had engaged in a pattern and practice of conducting stops, searches, and seizures that were unreasonable and in violation of the Constitution and federal law. Additionally, the DOJ concluded there was evidence of discrimination against African Americans in the enforcement of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly known as Section 8), which is a violation of the Fair Housing Act.