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NCCD has released its second brief on girls in secure detention in Florida (see first brief here). With support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver…
| by Piper Kerman | The Washington Post Magazine
Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison and a previous NCCD Media for a Just Society Awards guest judge, shares her thoughts on the US prison system in an essay for the most…
| by Joshua Branch | The Root
In an opinion piece for The Root, Joshua Branch points out the hypocrisy of US Family Courts that look to family and community to support young people, then burden these supports with fines placed on youth who cannot pay. He says the juvenile justice system’s fines and fees especially…


November 12, 2019 | Phil Decter
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) has created a valuable opportunity for states, tribes, and local governments to receive federal reimbursement for programs and services that keep children out of foster care. However, the act relies on child welfare jurisdictions to define eligibility…
November 6, 2019 | Jovan Goodman
The primary goal for all children and families involved in the child welfare system should be reunification. In cases where this isn’t possible—or cannot happen in a reasonable timeframe—options include permanent guardianship with another relative or close family friend and/or adoption. Many factors…
October 10, 2019 | Katie Meyer
Moving from punitive to rehabilitative approaches is an integral aspect of justice system reform. The need for this change is based on current research that shows rehabilitative approaches lead to more positive outcomes for individuals—and safer communities. Beyond that, however, system reform requi…


- | - | Atlanta, Georgia

NCCD researcher Caroline Glesmann and senior researcher Erin Espinosa, PhD, will present a workshop titled Pathway to Desistance: Girls, Gangs, and Juvenile Justice System Involvement at this conference hosted by Georgia’s and Alabama’s

- | - | Denver, CO

Veronica Piper-Jefferson, MSW, a program associate for NCCD, will present a workshop titled “SDM Tools and Strengthening Assessments of Intimate Partner Violence” at this