News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Christopher Hartney and Caroline Glesmann
NCCD's new report focuses on the disconnect between claims made by supporters of privatization and the true impact of the private prison industry. The report provides jurisdictions, communities, and advocates with information and recommendations regarding slowing the growth of private prisons…
| by Booth Gunter | AlterNet
Privatization of the youth prison industry handed soaring profits to GEO, but a history of brutal injustice to its incarcerated youth and their families.
| The Real News Network
NCCD's May 2011 report, Bed Space Forecast for Baltimore Youth Detention Facility, showing that there is no evidence supporting a new $100 million youth prison for youth charged as adults, …
| The Huffington Post
NCCD's Defending Childhood Task Force held its final hearing in Detroit on April 24. US Attorney General Eric Holder initiated the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence last year with Joe Torre, a…
| Detroit Free Press
NCCD's Defending Childhood Task Force project is the subject of this article by Robert Listenbee Jr., co-chair of the Task Force and chief of the Juvenile Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia.…
| Transcend Media Service
What San Francisco schools are learning from their experiments with alternatives to punitive punishments. Instead of being kicked out for fighting, stealing, talking back, or other disruptive behavior, public school students in San Francisco are being asked to listen to…
| Red Bluff Daily News
NCCD is meeting with Tehama County Probation to outline criteria about data collection and the assessment of outcomes in order to monitor its public safety realignment plan. The meeting will include representatives of up to 13 other counties and may ultimately determine what the state will use…
| California Watch
Racial minorities and students with disabilities are suspended at substantially higher rates than their white and non-disabled peers, according to an analysis of discipline data from nearly 500 California school districts. Researchers said the disparities are a civil rights issue and cause for…
| Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
This article cites NCCD's April 2012 report Arkansas Youth Justice: The Architecture of Reform, showing that Arkansas has seen a drastic reduction in juvenile commitment rates – as well as average…
| Project NOLA
NCCD PASS Award winner in the news: The Lens criminal justice reporter Matt Davis received a 2011 Prevention for a Safer Society Award for his story Overmedicating Young Inmates Called Chemical…