News of Interest

News of Interest

| by NCCD
NCCD is thrilled to announce the winners of the 25th annual Media for a Just Society Awards, the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child…
| by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
“Holistic defense” in its true form—which considers clients’ current court cases along with other life problems that may have led them to criminal conduct—is the subject of a new study with promising results. RAND Corporation and the University of Pennsylvania Law School compared outcomes of…
| by Reginald Dwayne Betts | The New York Times Magazine
Typical for those who have served time in prison for a felony conviction, Reginald Dwayne Betts faced many barriers following his release at age 24. Even though he spent his eight-year incarceration reading great literature, writing 1,000 poems, teaching himself Spanish, and completing a…
| by Matthew Watkins | Center for Court Innovation
It’s risk assessment. And in this “New Thinking” podcast, host Matt Watkins discusses the issue with two of his coworkers at the Center for Court Innovation: Sarah Picard, a research director, and Julian Adler, director of policy and research.…
| by Josh Rovner | The Atlantic
Many American teenagers—especially low-income youth of color—who commit crimes end up in adult courts, jails, and prisons, suffering lifelong consequences for decisions made as kids. Those who end up with felony convictions face ongoing barriers to employment, housing, and voting. This is …
| by the Governing Board of the Players Coalition | The Players’ Tribune
The Players Coalition, a nonprofit organization governed by 12 NFL players from across the country, wants to bring attention back to why players began protesting the National Anthem at NFL games in the first place. In an article published this week, the coalition recalls the 2015 police shooting…
| by Bruce Vielmetti | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Despite completing every treatment and training program available to him and showing “significantly improved character” over his 22-year incarceration, Baron Walker was denied parole multiple times. Now he is finally being reunited with his family after Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Mark…
| by David Eads | The New York Times
In a recent article by The New York Times, journalist David Eads calls out politicians, both Republicans and Democrats, for failing to effectively or accurately talk about crime data. “When politicians cherry-pick isolated events and numbers to claim that only their party…
| by Kathy Park | Wisconsin State Journal
In a letter to the editor published July 20, NCCD CEO Kathy Park commends the…
| by Joe Vignati and Dan Edwards | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
Based on a 2013 report, the juvenile justice system in Georgia was “producing poor results for taxpayers and youth alike.” Today, only five years into a process to reform the system, Joe Vignati, assistant commissioner of the Georgia Department of Justice, and Dan Edwards, president of Evidence-…