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Caroline Glesmann

Researcher

Caroline Glesmann is a researcher at NCCD. Her varied experience with the organization includes contributing to projects that focus on the gender-specific needs of girls and young women in the juvenile justice system; collecting and analyzing juvenile probation data for San Francisco Bay Area counties; coordinating an undergraduate research training program as part of the Center on Culture, Immigration and Youth Violence Prevention; and supporting a community-based process to develop a new youth center in Oakland, CA. She has a dual bachelor of arts degree in women’s studies and music from Brown University, Providence, RI, and a master’s degree in sociology from California State University, East Bay. Prior to NCCD, her employment experience included coordinating publications and public relations for various nonprofits in Oakland.

Recent publications by Caroline Glesmann:

Caroline Glesmann
Evaluation is an important part of managing a successful program. Stakeholders—including program directors, community members, and funders—want to know if a particular program is working as expected and making a difference for its intended participants.
National Council on Crime and Delinquency

A comprehensive collaborative effort to address gang and youth violence in the City of Salinas, California, is having a positive impact, according to a recent study by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD). Using a mixed-methods approach to collecting and analyzing data, NCCD evaluated the Strategic Work Plan for the city of Salinas, which was developed by a coalition of Salinas organizations and leaders. Results of the evaluation indicate improvements in the community, including better relationships between residents and law enforcement and improved communication among local organizations that address violence. This report highlights some of the effort's main achievements and challenges and includes recommendations for improvement. An executive summary of the report can be found here

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Dr. Angie 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.

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Dr. Angie 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.

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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.

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Caroline Glesmann, Researcher, NCCD and Chris Hartney, Senior Researcher, NCCD
This post by NCCD's Caroline Glesmann and Chris Hartney, co-authors of our new report " Prison Bed Profiteers: How Corporations Are Reshaping Criminal Justice in the U.S. ," is a guest entry for Ella's Voice , Ella Baker Center's online blog.
Christopher Hartney
Caroline Glesmann

Reported crime is at the lowest level in decades, safe alternatives to incarceration are an accepted part of the corrections system, and private prisons have not provided the cost savings and improved conditions of confinement that their proponents promise. Nevertheless, business is booming for prison companies. Since their start in the 1980s, private prisons have come to hold 8% of all U.S. state and federal prisoners, including half of federal immigration detainees. A steady flow of inmates has meant huge profits for these companies. Just as steady have been the reports of abuse and neglect, poor management of inmate needs, and poor governmental oversight.

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Caroline Glesmann, Researcher, NCCD and Erin Hanusa, Senior Communications Manager, NCCD
On May 14th, NCCD released “Prison Bed Profiteers: How Corporations Are Reshaping Criminal Justice in the U.S.,” a new report focusing on the disconnect between claims made by supporters of privatization and the true impact of the private prison industry. The report provides jurisdictions, communities, and advocates with information and recommendations regarding slowing the growth of private prisons and improving existing facilities.
Caroline Glesmann
Barry Krisberg
Susan Marchionna

Youth gangs pose a significant challenge for communities across the United States, in urban, suburban, and rural areas alike. Nationwide, 23% of students report the presence of gangs at their schools (Dinkes, Kemp, & Baum, 2009), and approximately 35% of law enforcement agencies indicate gang problems (such as gang-related crime) in their jurisdictions (Egley & O'Donnell, 2009).(see footnote 1) Self-reported youth surveys show varying estimates of gang membership, from single digits among a national sample of students to about 30% among high-risk youth in large cities (Howell & Egley, 2009).For this Focus, NCCD analyzed data from national, state, and local youth surveys and drew on the results of previous gang research to provide a snapshot of youth gangs. This includes a summary of risk factors for gang membership and selected characteristics of gang-involved youth. California, which has faced significant and disproportionate levels of gang membership for decades, serves as a state case study. The local data highlight the San Francisco Bay Area cities of Oakland and Richmond; both Oakland and Richmond have entrenched gang problems and very high homicide rates.(see footnote 2) 

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