News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Shay Bilchik | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
In an op-ed published by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, Shay Bilchik urges the federal government to continue investing in research and evidence-based juvenile justice policy and practice, despite the new administration’s stated intent to move the country in another direction on many…
| by NCCD
NCCD, the Asian American Journalists Association, and Investigative Reporters and Editors are collaborating on the CJ Project, a special reporting series intended to increase knowledge and investigative skills in the field of criminal and juvenile justice journalism. Deirdre O’Connor, NCCD’s…
| by Chris Coons and Thom Tillis | CNN
Despite their political differences, US Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) agree that America’s criminal justice system desperately needs reform. In a co-authored essay published by CNN, Coons and Tillis argue for a bipartisan effort to reform both the juvenile and adult justice…
| by Jeff Seidel | Detroit Free Press
The Detroit Free Press just published an article examining whether a successful gun violence-reduction program in Richmond, California, might work in Detroit, Michigan. The article, part of a series on Detroit’s youth, cites NCCD’s 2015 study of the program as evidence of its success.…
| by Kathy Park | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published NCCD CEO Kathy Park’s letter to the editor about opportunities for change in Wisconsin’s juvenile justice system. Instead of building a new detention facility for juveniles who have committed non-serious offenses, she suggests that Milwaukee use…
| by Kelly Smith | Star Tribune
The Minnesota Star Tribune reports that Ramsey and Hennepin counties, which comprise the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, have decided against building a new, large juvenile justice facility. After years of discussion and recent protests, county leaders will instead focus on…
| by Timothy Williams | The New York Times
The New York Times published an article that lets readers review the sentences of four individuals who are currently incarcerated and convicted of violent crimes. All four men were teenagers or young adults when they were sent to prison, and all received long sentences. The article…
| by NCCD
An NCCD study on girls’ involvement in gangs is featured in the Winter 2017 issue of the National Gang Center Newsletter. The study examined how and why girls become gang-affiliated and how and why some girls avoid or leave gang activity. The study includes information about addressing…
| by Michael Schwirtz, Michael Winerip, Robert Gebeloff | The New York Times
A recent New York Times article reports on racial disparities within New York State’s prison system, particularly regarding disciplinary actions taken against individuals while incarcerated. Across all measures, African American and Latino individuals received harsher treatment and more…
| by Jennifer Brooks | Stanford Social Innovation Review
Stanford Social Innovation Review just published an article about the challenges of promoting evidence-based decision making as a worthwhile approach to improving social outcomes. To overcome those challenges, the author makes straightforward suggestions for moving forward while keeping…