News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Matthew Watkins | Center for Court Innovation
It’s risk assessment. And in this “New Thinking” podcast, host Matt Watkins discusses the issue with two of his coworkers at the Center for Court Innovation: Sarah Picard, a research director, and Julian Adler, director of policy and research.…
| by Darnell Epps | The New York Times
Now a student at Cornell University, Darnell Epps served 17 years in prison for “the worst choice” he ever made. He credits many aspects of his prison sentence for helping him turn his life around, including the fact that he served all 17 years in the same facility as his brother, who received…
| by Josh Rovner | The Atlantic
Many American teenagers—especially low-income youth of color—who commit crimes end up in adult courts, jails, and prisons, suffering lifelong consequences for decisions made as kids. Those who end up with felony convictions face ongoing barriers to employment, housing, and voting. This is …
| by the Governing Board of the Players Coalition | The Players’ Tribune
The Players Coalition, a nonprofit organization governed by 12 NFL players from across the country, wants to bring attention back to why players began protesting the National Anthem at NFL games in the first place. In an article published this week, the coalition recalls the 2015 police shooting…
| by Bruce Vielmetti | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Despite completing every treatment and training program available to him and showing “significantly improved character” over his 22-year incarceration, Baron Walker was denied parole multiple times. Now he is finally being reunited with his family after Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Mark…
| by David Eads | The New York Times
In a recent article by The New York Times, journalist David Eads calls out politicians, both Republicans and Democrats, for failing to effectively or accurately talk about crime data. “When politicians cherry-pick isolated events and numbers to claim that only their party…
| by Kathy Park | Wisconsin State Journal
In a letter to the editor published July 20, NCCD CEO Kathy Park commends the…
| by Joe Vignati and Dan Edwards | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Based on a 2013 report, the juvenile justice system in Georgia was “producing poor results for taxpayers and youth alike.” Today, only five years into a process to reform the system, Joe Vignati, assistant commissioner of the Georgia Department of Justice, and Dan Edwards, president of Evidence-…
| by Dean Mosiman | Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin, has always been a relatively safe city—and continues to be. However, a spike in gun violence over the past several years has put some residents and city leaders on edge, leading to a first-time attempt at bringing together a number of entities to work toward ending the…
| by Nina Feldman | WHYY
Parents working to reunify with their children following removal by child welfare services often have a long court-ordered list of goals to meet in areas such as employment, education, mental health, and substance abuse. However, no matter how close many parents get to the end of that list, one…