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Process Evaluation for the Office of Neighborhood Safety

July 26, 2015
 Angie M. Wolf 
 Caroline Glesmann 
 Angie  Del Prado Lippman 
 Estivaliz Castro 

NCCD was commissioned by The California Wellness Foundation and the City of Richmond, California, to conduct a process evaluation of the Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS), located in Richmond. This evaluation report describes the ONS’s strategies and processes, with a focus on the office’s Operation Peacemaker Fellowship. This report also provides the ONS with feedback from stakeholders and recommendations for continued work in the Richmond community and in the broader field of violence prevention.

Process Evaluation for the Office of Neighborhood Safety: Highlights

July 26, 2015
 Angie M. Wolf 
 Caroline Glesmann 
 Angie  Del Prado Lippman 
 Estivaliz Castro 

This document presents highlights of NCCD’s process evaluation of the Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS). NCCD was commissioned by The California Wellness Foundation and the City of Richmond, California, to conduct a process evaluation of the ONS, located in Richmond. This evaluation report describes the ONS’s strategies and processes, with a focus on the office’s Operation Peacemaker Fellowship. This report also provides the ONS with feedback from stakeholders and recommendations for continued work in the Richmond community and in the broader field of violence prevention.

The Structured Decision Making® System for Juvenile Justice

July 8, 2015
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency  
July 6, 2015
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency  

The July 2015 issue of NCCD’s newsletter features Dr. Jesse Russell’s study on child welfare financing; introduces Deirdre O’Connor as NCCD’s new associate director of strategic initiatives in the Washington, DC, office; announces finalists for the 2015 Media for a Just Society Awards; points to the justice system reform blog series and a video on elder abuse; and highlights new projects and more. *Note that this link opens slowly; please be patient.

June 1, 2015
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency  

The June 2015 issue of NCCD’s newsletter links to Dr. Angela Wolf’s appearance on KQED Newsroom; links to a video blog regarding the use of the SDM® system in Orange County, California; points to the timely blog focus of justice system reform; announces the publication of results from a study on the topic of childhood exposure to trauma; and links to an introduction of new staff member Peggy Cordero. *Note that this link opens slowly; please be patient.

Developing an Actuarial Index for Child Exposure to Trauma

May 21, 2015
 Kristen Johnson, PhD 

Recent research suggests that half of all children in the United States have experienced some type of traumatic event that threatens their safety or well-being. Children involved with the child welfare system are particularly vulnerable to trauma. Over the last decade, child welfare agency managers and stakeholders have been pursuing ways to ensure that practice is trauma-informed, i.e., based on research about how trauma affects human beings, and that all children served by the child welfare system are screened and assessed for trauma symptoms. The Minnesota Department of Human Services has supplemented these efforts with analyses of data systematically recorded by social workers to determine whether the likelihood of experiencing trauma symptoms can be estimated. A brief summary of this research can be found here.

April 17, 2015
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

The May issue of SDM News describes an integrated practice model; share updates on NCCD’s work in the Northwest Territories of Canada, Texas, and Singapore; and introduces five new staff members. *Note that this link opens slowly. Please be patient.

April 9, 2015
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency  

The April 2015 issue of NCCD’s newsletter features the work of Dr. Angela Wolf on popular radio show This American Life; links to a video statement by Stacy Ledvina on using the Juvenile Assessment and Intervention System™ in Wisconsin; announces the adoption of the SDM® system for child protective services in Texas; and links to a blog post regarding Loretta Lynch and more. *Note that this link opens slowly; please be patient.

Exploring a Pay for Success Model to Prevent Juvenile Justice System Involvement for Youth in the Child Welfare System - A Feasibility Assessment Report

March 30, 2015
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

In December 2013, The California Endowment funded the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) and Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. (Third Sector) to conduct a feasibility analysis to identify and define the need for delinquency prevention services among a child welfare population to better understand its potential for a Pay for Success (PFS) project. NCCD and Third Sector focused this feasibility analysis on San Diego County, California, where the county had recently implemented the Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice crossover practice model for serving youth who are dually involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. As a way to build on these efforts, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency and Child Welfare Services expressed interest in undertaking PFS exploration activities related to interventions that could prevent the occurrence of youth crossover from child welfare to juvenile justice, beginning with an analysis to identify the target population.

Exploring a Pay for Success Model to Prevent Juvenile Justice System Involvement for Youth in the Child Welfare System - Highlights

March 30, 2015
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

This document presents highlights of the feasibility study conducted by NCCD and Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. to determine the potential of preventing juvenile justice system involvement for youth in the child welfare system as a Pay for Success project. To read the full feasibility report, click here.