News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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…
| by Cheryl Corley | Morning Edition
“Felony murder charges” is a misnomer in many cases, as people can be charged with the crime without committing murder or even being present for one. Felony murder is defined as the intent to commit a felony, like burglary or rape, and someone dies in the process. People can be charged with…
| by NCCD
Theron Bowman, PhD, retired chief of the Arlington [Texas] Police Department and a member of the NCCD Board of Directors, was named to a panel of national experts charged with reviewing the policies and practices of the Fort Worth Police Department. Dr. Bowman will use his considerable expertise…
| by NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
NCCD has released its second brief on girls in secure detention in Florida (see first brief here). With support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver…
| by Piper Kerman | The Washington Post Magazine
Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison and a previous NCCD Media for a Just Society Awards guest judge, shares her thoughts on the US prison system in an essay for the most…