News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Cary Aspinwall and Graham Lee Brewer | The Marshall Project
A July US Supreme Court ruling that the eastern half of Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation was a major legal victory for tribal citizens working to strengthen tribal sovereignty, including the power to mete out justice using their own laws and traditions. However, the way this…
| by Shanta Trivedi | THINK
As Black Lives Matter protests have brought awareness of racial disparities in policing to the forefront of American society, Shanta Trivedi of the Georgetown University Law Center writes about another way Black families are unfairly harmed by law enforcement: They are more likely to be reported…
| by Mary Jo Pitzl | Arizona Republic
A request from the director of the Arizona Department of Child Safety to send foster children back to school when they reopen in person is drawing mixed reactions. In a letter to caregivers, Mike Faust wrote that “children and youth are seeking normalcy.” However, several foster parents…
| by Ed Chung and Betsy Pearl | Center for American Progress
While some Americans characterize recent calls by protestors to reduce the role of law enforcement as radical, this article explains how doing so could lead to more effective public safety approaches. The key is investing in social services and community-based efforts. This article offers…
| by Nicole Sroka | Kids Imprisoned
In an article for Kids Imprisoned, a reporting project of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program for journalism students, program fellow Nicole Sroka looks at how girls generally take different paths to the juvenile justice system—and have different needs—than boys. She also writes about the…
| by Hana Schank | Fast Company
“The very nature of policing means that the data coming into the system, if it’s not automated or the system isn’t user-friendly, will always be lacking,” says Clarence Wardell in a new article by Fast Company. A member of the NCCD Board of Directors, Wardell cofounded the White House Police…
| by Isobel Whitcomb | Gizmodo
In-person visits between parents and their children in out-of-home care have been suspended, for the most part, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Video chats have replaced those visits, eliminating the ability of parents to hug and hold their children and to make true eye contact. As this story from…
| by Steve Bishop | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
In a new opinion piece, Steve Bishop, Senior Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a partner in NCCD’s juvenile justice work, suggests five concrete steps that probation leaders should take immediately to fight the racial injustice faced by those involved in the justice system. A former…
| by David Helps | The Washington Post
COVID-19 has hit prisons hard. However, jails—with closer ties to the counties that run them—are even deadlier, according to a new article in The Washington Post. Some counties have responded to the pandemic with modest reforms, but the article’s author asserts that crowded jails are a…
| by Nicholas Ibarra | Santa Cruz Sentinel
The use of predictive technology has correlated with some reductions in crime in cities that include Santa Cruz, California. However, even the Santa Cruz police chief said that the data-based technology more often leads to officer conflict with communities rather than collaboration. Critics say…