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Practice Guide: Creating a Juvenile Justice LGBTQ Task Force

| 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

| Moderated by Kathy Park, Moderated by 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. 

North Point Lighthouse Charter School - Programmatic Profile and Educational Performance

| Dr. Janice Ereth, PhD, Susan Gramling, Sarah Covington
This is the second annual report on the operation of North Point Lighthouse Charter School (NPLCS) and is a result of intensive work undertaken by the City of Milwaukee Charter School Review Committee (CSRC), NPLCS staff, and the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC).

NCCD Newsletter: Media for a Just Society Awards, Pay for Success, and LGBT Practice Guides

| National Council on Crime and Delinquency

The November 2014 issue of NCCD’s newsletter celebrates the success of the 2014 Media for a Just Society Awards and calls for nominations for the 2015 awards; highlights NCCD’s new Pay for Success grant; discusses two groundbreaking LGBT projects in juvenile justice as well as the impact of the 1994 crime bill today; and links to NCCD’s most recent blog posts and more. *Note that this link opens slowly; please be patient.

Stanislaus County Girls Juvenile Justice Initiative Evaluation Report

| 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

| 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.

SDM News - October 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.

Rocketship Southside Community Prep - Programmatic Profile and Educational Performance

| Dr. Janice Ereth, PhD, Susan Gramling, Colleeen Kerwin
This is the first annual report on the operation of Rocketship Southside Community Prep (RSCP) and is a result of intensive work undertaken by the City of Milwaukee Charter School Review Committee (CSRC), RSCP staff, and the NCCD Children's Research Center (CRC).

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

| 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)

Milwaukee Math and Science Academy - Programmatic Profile and Educational Performance

| Dr. Janice Ereth, PhD, Susan Gramling, Colleen Kerwin

This is the third annual report on the operation of Milwaukee Math and Science Academy (MMSA). It is a result of intensive work undertaken by the City of Milwaukee Charter School Review Committee (CSRC), MMSA staff, and the Children’s Research Center (CRC).

Milwaukee Collegiate Academy - Programmatic Profile and Educational Performance

| Dr. Janice Ereth, PhD, Susan Gramling, Andrea Bogie, MSW

This is the third annual report to describe the operation of the Milwaukee Collegiate Academy (MCA) as a City of Milwaukee-chartered school.1 It is the result of intensive work undertaken by the City of Milwaukee Charter School Review Committee (CSRC), school staff, and the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC).

Milwaukee Academy of Science - Programmatic Profile and Educational Performance

| Dr. Janice Ereth, PhD, Susan Gramling, Andrea Bogie, MSW

This is the sixth annual report to describe the operation of the Milwaukee Academy of Science (MAS) as a City of Milwaukee–chartered school. It is a result of intensive work undertaken by the City of Milwaukee Charter School Review Committee (CSRC), school staff, and the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC).