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News of Interest

The NCCD Board of Directors elected a slate of officers to serve two-year terms at their mid-January meeting: Paul Castro, JD; Fran Allegra, JD; Michael Pearson; and Theron Bowman, PhD.   …
| by Richard Oppel Jr. and Jugal K. Patel | The New York Times
It happened to Jack Talaska, then a public defender in Louisiana: His felony caseload for April 27, 2017, numbered 194. According to a 2017 workload study of the Louisiana public defense system, each of those cases would require somewhere between 21 and 70 hours, depending on the level of felony…
| by Claudia Boyd-Barrett | California Health Report
NCCD Chief Program Officer Angie Wolf said she is optimistic about California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to move the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to Health and Human…

Blog

January 15, 2019 | Cynthia Burnson, PhD
One day, while sitting in the home of a mother with a young boy, I asked if her son had witnessed his father’s arrest. She told me that her family was on a walk when several police cars drove up and surrounded them. Right in front of the family, police officers arrested her husband for violating par…
January 7, 2019 | Elizabeth Harris, PhD
If sociologists had an equivalent to the Hippocratic Oath, we would probably have to swear to identify and bring to light the social structures that perpetuate inequality. Given this, it is not surprising that as a sociologist I have found myself with a career dedicated to studying child welfare ref…
December 27, 2018 | Elizabeth Harris, PhD
I was excited to learn that under the Families First Prevention Services Act, a greater number of states, tribes, and counties will soon be able to use federal funds to support evidence-based prevention of child maltreatment. At NCCD and the Children’s Research Center, we are dedicated to researchin…

Events

- | - ET | New York, NY

The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Approximately 600 program sessions

- | - ET | Washington, DC

The National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect presents speakers, workshops, and seminars to those working to achieve better outcomes for children and families. Practitioners, researchers, policy makers, parents, and volunteers are encouraged

- | - | New Orleans, LA

Aimed at those dedicated to improving the lives of older adults, the Aging in America Conference will present best practices and insights from leaders in the field of aging. NCCD staff members Karen Meulendyke and Colleen Kerwin will be