News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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…
| by Alex Bhattacharji | Town&Country
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who received NCCD’s 2017 Media for a Just Society Award in the film category for 13th, brings another powerful story to the small screen later this month. When They See Us, a four-part Netflix series, debuts May 31 and tells the story of the “Central…
| by NCCD
NCCD Senior Researcher Elizabeth Harris, PhD, and NCCD Researcher Miguel Becerra will team up with Kimberly Giardina, Acting Director of Child Welfare Services in…
| by Dominique Harrison | The Aspen Institute
To many Americans, the civil rights movement is part of our country’s history—something that happened in the 1960s. However, as the author argues in this article, people of color continue to fight for their civil rights—particularly in the realm of emerging technologies and algorithmic bias.…
| by Katharine Huffman and Michael McBride | The Sacramento Bee
The authors of this op-ed praise California Governor Gavin Newsom for his promise to make historic changes to the state’s juvenile justice system, calling the reforms he has enacted so far “important.” Yet, these are only reforms, they say, not what is truly needed. Read more about what they…
| by Geoffrey Riley | The Jefferson Exchange
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to move the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to Health and Human Services (HHS) is welcome news to Dr. Angie Wolf, NCCD’s chief program officer. “We love the fact that the governor is touting…