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| by Joshua Dubler and Vincent Lloyd | The Guardian
In an essay for the “Ideas for America” series in The Guardian, two American professors argue for the end of prisons in the United States in the name of justice and morality. “The problem isn’t merely that we lock too many of our fellow citizens and, increasingly, non-citizens in cages…
| by Clarence Wardell III | New America
In this thoughtful article, Clarence Wardell III, PhD, explains why some community safety initiatives—even those with evidence of remarkable success—do not always get the support they deserve. Wardell, a public interest technology fellow at New America, calls it the “worthiness constraint.” He…
| by Jennifer Egan | The New York Times Magazine
With an estimated 2.1 million Americans addicted to opioid use, experts say that a baby with neonatal abstinence syndrome—an opioid-withdrawal condition—is born in this country every 15 minutes. In this in-depth report, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan details the impact of opioid…

Blog

June 15, 2018 | NCCD
Our series on adult protection continues with this short video on elder abuse, created by NCCD for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This annual international UN observance takes place every June 15 so that the entire world might voice its opposition to “the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of o…
June 1, 2018 | Jennifer Cotter
The adult protective services (APS) field is new to the idea of data-driven decision making. What has been demonstrated over and over again across industries such as medicine, sports, business, and social services is that data and data analytics can help people make better decisions. When it comes t…
May 16, 2018 | Jennifer Cotter
Frequent flyers, super utilizers, returners, hot spotters—these are some of the terms used to describe the phenomenon of recurrent use of public or social services. In other industries, these terms may suggest additional services, incentives, seat upgrades, and free drinks. In public and social ser…

Events

- | - EST | Washington, DC

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 created a brand new $100 million pay for success fund at the US Department of Treasury. Join federal, state, local, and private sector leaders to discuss what it will take to make this largest-ever federal pay