News of Interest

News of Interest

| by The Crime Report
Researchers are surprised by the falling rates of arrests for misdemeanors in several large US cities, including New York, according to The Crime Report. These statistics are good news for those working on criminal justice reform, as arrests for minor crimes can have major consequences…
| by Jeremy Loudenback | The Chronicle of Social Change
The Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration California Well-Being Project, a federal program that provided funds for child welfare services in several California counties, expired on September 30. A recent…
| by NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
A brief titled “Girls in Secure Detention in Florida” was released today by NCCD to provide insight on keeping girls who don’t pose a public safety risk out of Florida’s juvenile justice system. The timing of the release is tied to a statewide press conference being held today in Tallahassee by…
| by NCCD
Ira Lipman, a longtime champion for NCCD, died September 16 in New York City at age 78. The NCCD Board of Directors Chair Emeritus from 1996 until his passing, Lipman held many NCCD board leadership roles over the years. After…
| by Alex Migdal | CBC News
The government of British Columbia, Canada, is ending its “birth alert” practice for brand-new mothers considered to be at high risk for child welfare system involvement. The practice allowed hospitals and child welfare agencies to issue alerts—without the mother knowing—that often led to the…
| by Robin Steinberg | Ms.
Robin Steinberg, founder and CEO of The Bail Project, reflects on setting up a unique public defender office in Oklahoma—an office dedicated to serving women only. She was inspired to do so after visiting Tulsa and learning that Oklahoma incarcerates more women per capita than any other US state…
| by Alan Greenblatt | Governing
With a rapidly aging population—and drug addiction rampant among younger populations—individuals incarcerated in the US prison system are some of the sickest in the country. Yet “prison is no place to get sick,” according to a new article on the Governing website. Many states have privatized…
| by NCCD
NCCD’s own Dr. Lynna McPhatter-Harris, a program associate whose primary work is to assist child welfare agencies in implementing strengths-based, solution-focused social work skills, is interviewed about her work for a podcast called Lamorinda…
| by Lois Beckett, Darwin BondGraham, Peter Adringa, and Abene Clayton | The Guardian
While the Bay Area’s housing crisis continues and property crime rates rise, the region is also experiencing some good news: The overall gun homicide rate dropped 30% during the past decade. The city of Richmond, California, saw the largest drop in gun homicide rates during that time: 67%. A…
| by Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake, and Thalia Gonzalez | Center on Poverty and Inequality, Georgetown Law
Based on the first study of its kind, a new report shows that Black girls as young as age 5 are seen as less innocent and more adult-like than their white counterparts. Adults surveyed for the study said that Black girls need less nurturing and protection and are more knowledgeable about adult…