News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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…
| by Juleyka Lantigua-Williams | The Atlantic
A recent article in The Atlantic recounts the story of Shelton McElroy, who went from spending years in and out of foster homes to years in and out of prison. Shelton’s harrowing tale demonstrates the connections between the foster care and correctional systems and the challenges…
| by NCCD
NCCD's Children's Research Center assessed how well risk assessment tools are able to estimate future maltreatment, particularly…
| by Nathan Deal | The Washington Times
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal described his state’s success with criminal justice system reform in a recent opinion piece published by The Washington Times. Citing the financial benefits of this reform, he went on to note the potential positive long-term outcomes of rehabilitation and…
| by Kathy Park | Chronicle of Social Change
To achieve a positive impact for children and families, any child protection approach must be implemented well, championed by organizational leadership and culture, and reinforced with ongoing training and coaching. Kathy Park discusses this and more in her op-ed in the …
| by Kathy Park | The Chronicle of Social Change
The Structured Decision Making® (SDM) decision-support model in child protection…