News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Aaron Cantu and Steenz | Vice
Vice Media and the Bail Project have teamed up to produce a series of articles that humanize the topic of pre-trial electronic monitoring. Seen as an alternative to cash bail, many jurisdictions require individuals to pay a monthly fee for being monitored. This only exacerbates difficulties for…
| by CBS News
Child welfare experts warned that keeping children at home due to COVID-19 and the shutdown of schools and day cares would decrease reports of child abuse while increasing the actual number of incidences and severity of abuse. After putting out a call to child welfare workers, CBS News received…
| by NCCD
A recent webinar hosted by NCCD and the American Public Human Services Association is now available as an audio recording. Listen to four child welfare experts from across the country answer questions from the moderators and attendees about how their work to keep children safe has evolved since…
| by Alan Greenblatt | Governing
The number of people with coronavirus in prisons and jails across the United States continues to climb, and the increase applies to facility staff as well. An article from Governing covers the complexity of the issue, from determining who to release early from facilities to ease…
| by Sharon Bernstein | Reuters
As was expected, reports of child abuse have fallen dramatically—down by 70% for some agencies—since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and suspended doctor’s well-check appointments. When children are isolated, others in the community don’t see the signs of abuse. Child welfare agencies…
| by NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
NCCD released a four-part series late last year that provides insight on keeping girls who don’t pose a public safety risk out of Florida’s juvenile justice system. With support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center partnered with NCCD to produce the series of…
| by Hilary Beard | Colorlines
Experts are warning that COVID-19 infections will disproportionally affect people of color. Find out why and what people of color can do to protect themselves and their families in this new…
| by NCCD
NCCD’s top priority is the well-being of its staff, partners, and clients. For this reason, we are changing the way we work due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States and abroad. NCCD staff are working from home and continue to be available by phone…
| by NCCD
New resources from NCCD and the Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) aim to support communities working toward a healthier juvenile justice system by describing what works. Four briefs highlight findings from NCCD’s evaluation of PYJI, which supports community-based organizations in…
| by Keri Blakinger and Beth Schwartzapfel | The Marshall Project
While schools, workplaces, etc., abide by public health advice and struggle with the decision to send everyone home to resume life virtually, some of our society’s systems don’t have those options. In a recent article, The Marshall Project looks at conditions within US prisons and the likelihood…