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| by Robin Steinberg | Ms.
Robin Steinberg, founder and CEO of The Bail Project, reflects on setting up a unique public defender office in Oklahoma—an office dedicated to serving women only. She was inspired to do so after visiting Tulsa and learning that Oklahoma incarcerates more women per capita than any other US state…
| by Alan Greenblatt | Governing
With a rapidly aging population—and drug addiction rampant among younger populations—individuals incarcerated in the US prison system are some of the sickest in the country. Yet “prison is no place to get sick,” according to a new article on the Governing website. Many states have privatized…
NCCD’s own Dr. Lynna McPhatter-Harris, a program associate whose primary work is to assist child welfare agencies in implementing strengths-based, solution-focused social work skills, is interviewed about her work for a podcast called Lamorinda…


July 24, 2019 | By Elizabeth Harris, PhD
In early August, my colleague, Miguel Becerra, and I will present a paper at the Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meeting in New York. In our paper, we use qualitative interviews and focus groups—alongside a 1950’s core sociology theory—to make sense of how parents manage the impressi…
July 12, 2019 | Chris Scharenbroch
Twenty-five years ago, decisions in child protection were made by social workers without the aid of standardized tools. These decisions were often based on workers’ perceptions of a family’s circumstances. Data were not always used or even collected, and agencies struggled to promote consistent and…
July 11, 2019 | Philip Decter
Philip Decter
Since joining the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC), I have been a trainer, coach, and consultant for social workers and child welfare agencies. However, before I came to CRC, I spent close to 20 years working with children, youth, and families in a variety of direct-service settings. I worked i…


- | - CT | Milwaukee, WI

The annual conference will look at innovative programs and practices, family-focused policies, research, public awareness. and engagement strategies with the goal of preventing child abuse and neglect from happening in the first place. Learn more

- | - CT | Madison, WI

This annual gathering of nonprofits, businesses, government organizations, philanthropies, data scientists, etc., focuses on how to collect and use data. Erin Wicke Dankert,

- | - PT | Anaheim, California

The National Association of Counsel for Children hosts this conference that brings together experts in child welfare law, policy, medicine, and the intersection of immigration, education, civil rights, and more. Learn more