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June 12, 2017 | Kathy Park, NCCD CEO
Kathy Park
As we wrap up this blog series, I’d like to share lessons learned so far in the process of NCCD’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. I expect to add to this list—and look forward to it! Be intentional and honest about what you see “in the mirror.” As a leader, you do yourself a disservice by avoidi…
June 5, 2017 | Katie Meyer, Program Associate, NCCD
What would a white, cis-female, millennial professional have to offer regarding diversity and inclusion issues? What would she know about diversity and inclusion, anyway? The implicit bias of these questions, along with the assumptions and stereotypes packaged alongside, are exactly why I am interes…
May 30, 2017 | Matthew Levenson, Program Associate, NCCD
Training child protective services (CPS) workers who have direct contact with families is an important piece of our work at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD). In jurisdictions throughout the United States and around the world, we train workers to make good decisions in child prote…
May 30, 2017 | NCCD
The Media for a Just Society Awards provide the only national recognition of media that furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child welfare, and adult protection issues. NCCD celebrates books, films, journalism, radio/podcasts, and youth media that shine light on the d…
May 22, 2017 | Alysia Chang, Business Analyst, NCCD
I moved to Madison from the bustling city of Hong Kong to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison a few years ago. At first, being enclosed in the campus “bubble” was all too easy, as most of student life revolves around campus and nearby sections of downtown. But the more experiences I had off c…
May 16, 2017 | Tim Gonzalez
Growing up in rural Wisconsin, I was the brazen symbol of diversity in a predominantly white school district—a school district in which my mixed-race parents were told they could not purchase a house. Despite the visible appearance of a direct connection to my ancestry, I didn’t speak enough Spanish…
May 8, 2017 | NCCD
For over a century, NCCD has worked to better the social systems designed to protect children, families, and communities. Because an essential part of NCCD’s work is promoting justice and equity within these systems, we as an organization want to embody both of these ideals. One way to do this is by…
May 8, 2017 | Kathy Park
For mission-driven organizations, a mission statement represents the idealized “self.” It’s the ultimate statement about what we want to be and do in the world. As CEO of NCCD, it is my job to hold up the mirror and discern how closely the reflected image resembles where we want to be. Not surprisin…
May 1, 2017 | Douglas Smith, Program Associate, NCCD
Doug Smith
If you were to ask what I do, I wouldn’t hesitate with my response: I’m a social worker. Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in social work. All my professional experience is in social work, mostly in direct service with youth in crisis and their families. Because of this, when I began my…
April 24, 2017 | Steve Bishop, Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation
A note from Katie Nachman: As I mentioned early in this blog series, well-intended interventions may have unintended consequences. To illustrate this point, I reached out to a colleague at the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF)—an important partner in NCCD’s juvenile justice work. Steve Bishop is a se…