News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Cynthia Rudin | The Crime Report
The Crime Report weighs in on the accountability of proprietary (or black box) models of risk assessment in light of the Algorithmic Accountability Bill, passed recently in New York City. The author questions the use of “secret algorithms” in criminal justice and argues for adopting…
| by Jessica Testa | BuzzFeed News
Finding employment is challenging for most individuals who reenter their communities after being incarcerated. Some studies point to extra barriers that women face when looking for work after release from prison. This…
| by NCCD
NCCD is now accepting submissions for its 2018 Media for a Just Society Awards. These awards are the only national recognition of media that further public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child…
| by Doug Smith | Los Angeles Times
Through Pay for Success, NCCD is partnering to help people with mental illness or substance abuse disorders side step the “revolving door” of the Los Angeles County Jail. Just in Reach, a supportive housing program, aims to reduce the high rate of recidivism and homelessness among this group—…
| by Mikayla Corrigan | Daily Collegian
Jelani Cobb, 2017 Media for a Just Society Award winner in the TV/Video category, spoke about the current situation for people of color in the United States at Penn State University on November 13. Read about Cobb’s talk…
| by NCCD
NCCD is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award and the Media for a Just Society Awards—given annually to recognize meaningful insight into the complexities of US social systems. This year’s…
| by Everett Mitchell | Madison Magazine
At the end of his first year as a Dane County (Wisconsin) Circuit Court judge, Everett Mitchell reflects on his efforts to disrupt the pipeline from child welfare to the juvenile justice and adult criminal justice systems in…
| by Adam Neufeld | The Marshall Project
Adam Neufeld defends risk assessment tools—with a caveat—in a recent commentary for The Marshall Project. He argues that algorithms, combined with thoughtful input and decision making from workers in the criminal justice system, is the best way to move forward. Read the article…
| by NCCD
The Marshall Project, in collaboration with the New Yorker, has created a series of short videos entitled “We Are Witnesses.” The series collects the stories of individuals who have been touched by the criminal justice system—whether as victims, inmates, prosecutors, family members, or…
| by Sarah Macaraeg | Reveal
In collaboration with the Criminal Justice Project and published by Reveal, Sarah Macaraeg examines the detention of immigrants in a New Mexico private prison. The detention and possible deportation of immigrants is a billion-dollar business for the for-profit prison industry. To read…