News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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-…
| by Dean Mosiman | Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin, has always been a relatively safe city—and continues to be. However, a spike in gun violence over the past several years has put some residents and city leaders on edge, leading to a first-time attempt at bringing together a number of entities to work toward ending the…
| by Nina Feldman | WHYY
Parents working to reunify with their children following removal by child welfare services often have a long court-ordered list of goals to meet in areas such as employment, education, mental health, and substance abuse. However, no matter how close many parents get to the end of that list, one…
| by Joshua Dubler and Vincent Lloyd | The Guardian
In an essay for the “Ideas for America” series in The Guardian, two American professors argue for the end of prisons in the United States in the name of justice and morality. “The problem isn’t merely that we lock too many of our fellow citizens and, increasingly, non-citizens in cages…
| by Clarence Wardell III | New America
In this thoughtful article, Clarence Wardell III, PhD, explains why some community safety initiatives—even those with evidence of remarkable success—do not always get the support they deserve. Wardell, a public interest technology fellow at New America, calls it the “worthiness constraint.” He…
| by Jennifer Egan | The New York Times Magazine
With an estimated 2.1 million Americans addicted to opioid use, experts say that a baby with neonatal abstinence syndrome—an opioid-withdrawal condition—is born in this country every 15 minutes. In this in-depth report, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan details the impact of opioid…
| by Anthony Lonetree | Star Tribune
NCCD will partner in a project to identify students in St. Paul, Minnesota, who are at high risk for delinquency. Once identified, these students will receive interventions and support designed to keep them out of the juvenile justice system. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office is heading up the…
| by Heather Ann Thompson | The New York Times
Heather Ann Thompson, winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a Media for a Just Society Award for her book titled Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, offers her take on a recent South…
| by Mary Hudetz | AP News
In collaboration with the Criminal Justice Project, reporter Mary Hudetz exposes the lack of medical care for those incarcerated in federally funded jails located on Native American reservations. The article quotes Lynette Bonar, chief executive of a hospital that regularly treats inmates from a…
| by NCCD
Two films recognized by the 2017 Media for a Just Society Awards will have their national TV premieres in April as part of the America ReFramed series on WORLD Channel. MILWAUKEE 53206, which received the Media…