News of Interest

News of Interest

| by NCCD
Theron Bowman, PhD, retired chief of the Arlington [Texas] Police Department and a member of the NCCD Board of Directors, was named to a panel of national experts charged with reviewing the policies and practices of the Fort Worth Police Department. Dr. Bowman will use his considerable expertise…
| by NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
NCCD has released its second brief on girls in secure detention in Florida (see first brief here). With support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver…
| by Piper Kerman | The Washington Post Magazine
Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison and a previous NCCD Media for a Just Society Awards guest judge, shares her thoughts on the US prison system in an essay for the most…
| by Joshua Branch | The Root
In an opinion piece for The Root, Joshua Branch points out the hypocrisy of US Family Courts that look to family and community to support young people, then burden these supports with fines placed on youth who cannot pay. He says the juvenile justice system’s fines and fees especially…
| by The Crime Report
Researchers are surprised by the falling rates of arrests for misdemeanors in several large US cities, including New York, according to The Crime Report. These statistics are good news for those working on criminal justice reform, as arrests for minor crimes can have major consequences…
| by Jeremy Loudenback | The Chronicle of Social Change
The Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration California Well-Being Project, a federal program that provided funds for child welfare services in several California counties, expired on September 30. A recent…
| by NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
A brief titled “Girls in Secure Detention in Florida” was released today by NCCD to provide insight on keeping girls who don’t pose a public safety risk out of Florida’s juvenile justice system. The timing of the release is tied to a statewide press conference being held today in Tallahassee by…
| by NCCD
Ira Lipman, a longtime champion for NCCD, died September 16 in New York City at age 78. The NCCD Board of Directors Chair Emeritus from 1996 until his passing, Lipman held many NCCD board leadership roles over the years. After…
| by Alex Migdal | CBC News
The government of British Columbia, Canada, is ending its “birth alert” practice for brand-new mothers considered to be at high risk for child welfare system involvement. The practice allowed hospitals and child welfare agencies to issue alerts—without the mother knowing—that often led to the…
| by Robin Steinberg | Ms.
Robin Steinberg, founder and CEO of The Bail Project, reflects on setting up a unique public defender office in Oklahoma—an office dedicated to serving women only. She was inspired to do so after visiting Tulsa and learning that Oklahoma incarcerates more women per capita than any other US state…