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| by Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake, and Thalia Gonzalez | Center on Poverty and Inequality, Georgetown Law
Based on the first study of its kind, a new report shows that Black girls as young as age 5 are seen as less innocent and more adult-like than their white counterparts. Adults surveyed for the study said that Black girls need less nurturing and protection and are more knowledgeable about adult…
| by Alex Bhattacharji | Town&Country
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who received NCCD’s 2017 Media for a Just Society Award in the film category for 13th, brings another powerful story to the small screen later this month. When They See Us, a four-part Netflix series, debuts May 31 and tells the story of the “Central…
NCCD Senior Researcher Elizabeth Harris, PhD, and NCCD Researcher Miguel Becerra will team up with Kimberly Giardina, Acting Director of Child Welfare Services in…

Blog

June 3, 2019 | Elizabeth Harris
Every time I start a new evaluation project, I feel a mix of excitement and a touch of trepidation: excitement because the idea of finding a solution to an entrenched problem in child welfare is so tantalizing, and trepidation because I know too many well-intentioned, logical social interventions do…
May 22, 2019 | Chris Scharenbroch
Most child welfare systems use some form of risk assessment to inform critical casework decisions. When validated and implemented well, risk assessments can help agencies identify families that may benefit most from services. When developed or used improperly, these tools can contribute to dispropor…
May 22, 2019 | Debra Illingworth Greene
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Every individual who enters the juvenile justice or adult corrections system is unique, with different needs, attitudes, learning styles, and motivations. The key to successful supervision, whether in a facility or the community, is to account for this variety. “One size fits all” does not work in c…

Events

- | - EDT | Washington, DC

NCCD Senior Researcher Elizabeth Harris, PhD, and NCCD Researcher Miguel Becerra will team up with Kimberly Giardina, Deputy Director of Child Welfare Services in the County of San Diego, to describe a mixed-methods study of the county’s family

- | - 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 | New York, NY

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSI) will bring together its membership for dialogue on sociological research and teaching on significant problems of social life at its 69th annual meeting in August. Elizabeth Harris, PhD, a