News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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…
| by NCCD
The NCCD Board of Directors elected a slate of officers to serve two-year terms at their mid-January meeting: Paul Castro, JD; Fran Allegra, JD; Michael Pearson; and Theron Bowman, PhD.   …
| by Richard Oppel Jr. and Jugal K. Patel | The New York Times
It happened to Jack Talaska, then a public defender in Louisiana: His felony caseload for April 27, 2017, numbered 194. According to a 2017 workload study of the Louisiana public defense system, each of those cases would require somewhere between 21 and 70 hours, depending on the level of felony…
| by Teran Powell | WUWM 89.7
Six months after his release from prison, Baron Walker and his wife, Beverly, are moving forward. While Baron’s 20-plus years in prison were a major stressor for his family, he did his best to stay connected to his children by recording himself reading stories and singing to them. He also took…
| by Claudia Boyd-Barrett | California Health Report
NCCD Chief Program Officer Angie Wolf said she is optimistic about 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…
| by Jessica Pryce | The Chronicle of Social Change
In The Chronicle of Social Change, Jessica Pryce responds to the recent blog post by Naomi Schafer Riley, "No, The Child Welfare System Isn’t Racist." Pryce addresses…
| by By Colleen V. Chien and Clarence Wardell III | The Hill
In an opinion piece for The Hill, Colleen Chien and Clarence Wardell describe—and praise—bipartisan efforts to pass common-sense criminal justice system reform. However, echoing the concerns of the civil rights community, the authors caution against the First Step Act’s requirement to…