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| by Betsy Pearl | Center for American Progress
As public support grows for shifting public safety efforts away from law enforcement, a new report from the Center for American Progress promotes civilian Offices of Neighborhood Safety as “an important step toward a future in which arrest and incarceration are no longer the first response to…
| by Chriss Uggen, Ryan Larson, Sarah Shannon, and Arleth Pulido-Nava | The Sentencing Project
The numbers are declining as states put new policies in place, yet an estimated 5.15 million people are unable to vote in the 2020 presidential election—and all other elections—due to having a felony conviction. In a new report, The Sentencing Project takes an in-depth look at how voting…
| by Erica L. Green, Mark Walker, Eliza Shapiro | The New York Times
In recent years, Black boys have received most of the attention surrounding disproportionate school discipline. But after several stories about the harsh treatment of Black girls in schools made national news, attention is turning toward them and the seemingly different expectations of their…

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October 20, 2020 | Ryan Kielczewski
Wildfires in California are a regular occurrence, but this wildfire season is proving to be especially devastating. The reality of 2020 is reflected in data that show a 40-year upward trend in wildfire damage across the state. While NCCD is not in the firefighting business, we can provide timely con…
September 24, 2020 | Kathy Park
By now, many of you have read President Trump’s executive order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. The order prohibits federal agencies, contractors, grantees, and the military from delivering training to employees that contains content that he and his administration define as “un-American pro…
September 22, 2020 | Claire Crowley
The current national conversation on the ways institutional racism is embedded within our public systems is desperately needed and long overdue. While the justice system deserves the focus it has received, the child welfare system also demands significant reform. Decades of data show that families o…

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