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| by Isobel Whitcomb | Gizmodo
In-person visits between parents and their children in out-of-home care have been suspended, for the most part, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Video chats have replaced those visits, eliminating the ability of parents to hug and hold their children and to make true eye contact. As this story from…
| by Steve Bishop | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
In a new opinion piece, Steve Bishop, Senior Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a partner in NCCD’s juvenile justice work, suggests five concrete steps that probation leaders should take immediately to fight the racial injustice faced by those involved in the justice system. A former…
| by David Helps | The Washington Post
COVID-19 has hit prisons hard. However, jails—with closer ties to the counties that run them—are even deadlier, according to a new article in The Washington Post. Some counties have responded to the pandemic with modest reforms, but the article’s author asserts that crowded jails are a…

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July 6, 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…
June 15, 2020 | Charlene Taylor, PhD
This blog was inspired by events that took place at a restaurant in the Hyde Park area of Boise, Idaho, on June 8, 2020. Today was not the first time I’ve been called a “nigger.” But it felt the same. Today, like that day, I was on a sidewalk, minding my own business, surrounded by white people, as…
June 11, 2020 | NCCD
During physical distancing, more parent and child contact is taking place via videoconferencing technology. In many jurisdictions, virtual meetings are playing a crucial role to assess parents’ and children’s readiness for potential reunification. Video visits present new challenges and new opportun…

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