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Arkansas is the third state in the nation to receive federal approval for its Family First Prevention Services plan. The plan outlines how the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) will implement the new federal Family First Prevention…
Erin Espinosa, PhD, a senior researcher with NCCD, will serve on a panel of experts in conjunction with a screening of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. This feature-length documentary (based on the book…
Disparities in the US justice system begin before anyone even goes to trial. The negative effects of pre-trial detention and cash bail fall disproportionately on lower-income families and communities and people of color. Pretrial justice reform can lead to treating people more fairly, and NCCD…

Blog

February 13, 2020 | NCCD
Girls who access mental health services and/or violate probation are more likely than boys in the same situations to be removed from their homes by the juvenile justice system, finds a recent study by NCCD senior researcher Erin Espinosa, PhD. The study also found that, once removed, girls spend mor…
January 28, 2020 | Sarah Koenig
For Serial: Season Three, producer Emmanuel Dzotsi and I spent more than a year in Cleveland’s criminal courthouse watching ordinary cases, the unflashy proceedings reporters don’t usually pause over: marijuana possession, assault, disorderly conduct. The result was a nine-part series that doesn’t i…
January 15, 2020 | Jill Duerr Berrick
Child protection can seem like an impossible task. Stories about social workers’ over- or underinvolvement typically come from parents or children who experienced a tragic injustice. Too often, accounts from the media characterize caseworkers as either biased baby snatchers or error-prone bureaucrat…

Events

- | - | Oakland, CA

The Association for Criminal Justice Research (ACJR) – California will hold its semi-annual conference on the topic: “From Policy to Practice: Legislative Changes, Implementation, and Research” on April 2 and 3. Panels, presentations, and keynote

- | - | Washington, DC

The Child Welfare League of America will mark its 100th year during its 2020 conference titled “Sharing Ideas That Strengthen Families and Engage Communities to Promote Child Well-Being.” Through plenary sessions, workshops, and learning labs,