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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…


August 21, 2019 | Erin Wicke Dankert
“With great power comes great responsibility.” I can vividly remember Uncle Ben sharing this wisdom in the movie Spider-Man. While I may not be a superhero buff, this phrase rings true to me. When I’m working on something important, I sometimes hear it quietly in the back of my mind, reminding me o…
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…


- | - | San Antonio, Texas

There is still time to register for this annual conference that brings together more than 1,000 child welfare professionals from Texas for high-level training and networking. Under this year’s theme of “Mission Possible: Strengthening Texas

- | - CT | Milwaukee, WI

The American Public Human Services Association holds its annual conference on IT solutions for health and human services in late September. With keynote speakers, panel events, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities, the conference