News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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…
| by NCCD
Arkansas is the third state in the nation to receive federal approval for its Family First Prevention Services plan. The plan outlines how the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will implement the new federal Family First Prevention…
| by NCCD
Erin Espinosa, PhD, a senior researcher with NCCD, will serve on a panel of experts in conjunction with a screening of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. This feature-length documentary (based on the book…
| by NCCD
Disparities in the US justice system begin before anyone even goes to trial. The negative effects of pre-trial detention and cash bail fall disproportionately on lower-income families and communities and people of color. Pretrial justice reform can lead to treating people more fairly, and NCCD…
| by NCCD
The Family First Prevention Services Act created funding support for child welfare agencies to prevent children from entering foster care. Agencies wishing to draw on these funds…
| by Susie Steimle | KPIX 5
A researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, would like California to pass a law making it illegal to discharge anyone from jail or foster care who does not have a home to return to. Dr. Coco Auerswald, an associate professor of Community Health Sciences at UC Berkeley, studies youth…