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May 25, 2020 | NCCD
During COVID-19 and physical distancing, NCCD is providing practical guidance for navigating the rapidly changing challenges faced by child welfare, justice, and adult protection agencies. We will be adding more resources on an ongoing basis.   Webinars Remote Engagement and Assessment in Child Welf…
May 6, 2020 | NCCD
Child protection social workers are essential first responders in many states. As they are forced to adapt their work to new and changing contexts, the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC) is offering support by developing and facilitating webinars about: Safety assessment and planning when physic…
May 6, 2020 | Charlene Y. Taylor, PhD
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the nation, the context of justice practices—like everything else—has changed dramatically. Court proceedings are being postponed or conducted remotely, jails and prisons are making decisions about releasing residents, and community supervision populations are grow…
April 8, 2020 | NCCD
As COVID-19 continues to impact how justice systems operate across the United States, supervision of people who are on probation or parole is changing. Some shifts include in-person check-ins with probation and parole officers being widely curtailed and replaced with phone calls and video conference…
April 8, 2020 | NCCD
NCCD is monitoring how COVID-19 is affecting the nation’s juvenile and criminal justice systems—both people who are incarcerated or on supervision as well as these systems’ staff. Visit our website often for new information.   NCCD Guidance on Community Supervision During COVID-19 NCCD has released …
April 7, 2020 | Phil Decter
I have been a licensed social worker for almost half my life, working with families in home, hospital, and community settings. My passion for this work is deeply rooted in a family commitment to social justice. Growing up Jewish, post-World War II, our family regularly asked hard questions of oursel…
April 1, 2020 | NCCD
To support adult protective services (APS) agencies and workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, NCCD offers the following resources and best practices. These resources are not intended to replace local or agency policy, practice, or guidance.   Background The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
April 1, 2020 | NCCD
NCCD’s top priority is the well-being of its staff, partners, and clients. For this reason, we are changing the way we work due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States and abroad. NCCD staff are working from home and continue to be available by phone and email…
March 31, 2020 | NCCD
Though in-person participation in family team meetings is preferred, current circumstances may necessitate remote meetings. This guidance can help child welfare agencies and family team meeting facilitators adhere to local recommendations while still using best practices for family team meetings. It…
March 27, 2020 | NCCD
With physical distancing in effect, child welfare supervision takes on an added level of importance. Day-to-day child welfare work needs to be done, and workers need structure and support more than ever. New problems and challenges will present themselves as supervisees begin to adjust to the changi…