News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Ellora Thadaney Israni | The New York Times
Ellora Thadaney Israni published an op-ed in The New York Times arguing against the use of proprietary algorithms for sentencing. Israni particularly emphasizes that while algorithms seem to be objective, they are in fact plagued by the same biases that humans are, because they are…
| by Merriell Moyer | Lebanon Daily News
The Lebanon Daily News explains the child welfare experience and examines the essential child welfare services questions, “Do you take the child? Do you leave the child?” in an article by Merriell Moyer from October 12, 2017. NCCD’s Julie Davis addressed questions like these in her…
| by Sibella Matthews | Government Innovators Network
A blog post from the Government Innovators Network looks at the advantages of interagency data sharing referred to as “Birth Match.” This approach, used in several states, cross-checks newborn birth records with any CPS records of the biological parents regarding a previous termination of…
| by Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, writes in the Huffington Post about new initiatives in his county to help reduce homelessness. Just in Reach, a collaboration between NCCD, the LA County Office of Diversion and Reentry, and the Corporation for…
| by Cecily Hilleary | Voice of America
A recent article in Voice of America examines whether Native Americans receive more police attention and harsher treatment in the court system than do other Americans. NCCD has shown that Native American youths are 30% more likely than white youths to be referred to juvenile courts…
| by NCCD
NCCD is proud to be a key partner in a new health-based housing program that aims to reduce recidivism and help end homelessness among those who cycle in and out of the Los Angeles County jail system. Launched today, Just in Reach will offer permanent supportive housing over four years to 300…
| by NCCD
MetroLab Network released a new report providing brief practical guidance to local…
| by Lara Bazelon, The New York Times
An opinion piece in today’s edition of The New York Times argues for scrapping a bill that would require California schools to follow strict guidelines in cases of sexual assault among students. Stating that harsh disciplinary policies disproportionately affect students of color, she…
| by NCCD
NCCD is proud to announce this year’s finalists for the annual Media for a Just Society Awards. These awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of…
| by Megan T. Stevenson
Megan T. Stevenson analyzes the nuances of risk assessment in her essay for The Crime Report. Stevenson argues that implementation dictates the usefulness of risk assessments and concludes that it is in implementation that reformers can find opportunities. To read the article click…