News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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…
| by NCCD
NCCD is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award and Media for a Just Society…
| by Laura Bauer and Judy L. Thomas | The Kansas City Star
A yearlong investigation that began with prisons and led to the foster care system informed a six-part series published today in The Kansas City Star. The series focuses on youth who aged out of the foster care system at 18 with no family support and often no education or job skills.…
| by Leonard Edwards | The Mercury News
In a new opinion piece, a retired California judge states that many 18-year-olds who age out of the juvenile justice system are not ready for adult responsibilities. For this reason, California gives young adults the choice to extend their supervision up to age 21. However, Judge Edwards cites…
| by Leslie Paik and Jessica Feierman | Juvenile Law Center
The fines and fees charged to people involved in the criminal justice system are receiving more attention as the public learns about the financial burden placed on many who have no income or already face difficult financial situations. A…
| by NCCD
This year’s finalists for the only national media awards regarding issues of social justice range from a powerful memoir about life on death row to youth-written articles in Teen Vogue about foster care. See the full list of finalists for the 2019 Media for a Just Society Awards…