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| NCCD

This handout concisely explains the benefits of the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system for each level of an agency: leadership, managers and supervisors, workers, and families. Take a look at the handout and feel free to use it to help communicate SDM® system basics.

| Chris Baird

In the first of his six-part series of briefs titled A Question of Evidence, Part Two, Chris Baird explains his reasons for revisiting the topic of his 2009 paper, A Question of Evidence: A Critique of Risk Assessment Models in the Justice System. According to Baird, the issues addressed in his earlier paper “remain in force today, further complicated by increased expectations emanating from new methods of analysis.

| NCCD

The January 2017 issue of NCCD News includes a video of the keynote address by Dr. William C. Bell at the 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families; new staff to focus on community violence prevention; a new juvenile justice project in Texas; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

| Chris Baird

The second piece in Chris Baird’s six-part series explores the origins of claims that each succeeding “generation” of assessment models in the justice field offers greater “predictive” capacity to its users. Baird goes on to discuss the promotional strategies that led to widespread acceptance of the “generations” terminology and associated claims.

| NCCD

This is the third semi-annual report issued by the Monitors, which covers the monitoring activities that have taken place during this reporting period and describes our observations as to the progress of Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in meeting the requirements of the Settlement Agreement for the Antelope Valley. This report is primarily focused on work undertaken between July 2016 and December 2016.

| NCCD

The December 2016 issue of NCCD News includes a 2016 wrap-up message from CEO Kathy Park; a video of the presentation of the Distinguished Achievement Award to the creators of Making a Murder; a new juvenile justice project in Texas; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

| Estivaliz Castro, Caroline Glesmann

A recent NCCD study examined how and why girls become gang-affiliated and how and why some girls avoid or leave gang activity. The study includes information about addressing the needs of gang-involved/formerly gang-involved girls and recommends that services recognize the girls’ individuality and provide tailored plans that build on their strengths. This PowerPoint presentation summarizes the study.

| NCCD

2016 Fall Webinar – Correlates of Depression in Self-Neglect

| Dr. Jason Burnett

Depression is common among older adults who no longer can care for themselves; and both self-neglect and depression are associated with poor health outcomes, including increased mortality. This webinar will explore some of the potential health and behavioral correlates of depression in older adults who neglect themselves. In addition, the webinar will cover implications for further research and the development of programs to address depression in this population. Part of a series on APS research to practice, this webinar is sponsored by the joint research committee of the National Adult Protective Services Association and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, with support from NCCD. (Materials: slide presentation)

| NCCD

This fact sheet outlines frequently asked questions about the research-based Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system and offers concise, correct information. We invite you to call us at (800) 306-6223 to talk with an NCCD Children’s Research Center staff person about the SDM system.

The 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award: Making a Murderer

| NCCD

NCCD CEO Kathy Park presents the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award to Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, creators of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, followed by an interview.

| NCCD

The November 2016 issue of NCCD News highlights two success stories for NCCD's Structured Decision Making® (SDM) model; announces a new library of webinars, press coverage, and blog posts on predictive analytics; includes video of CEO Kathy Park’s opening remarks at the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.