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| by Elizabeth Hinton | The New York Times
Turning prisons into institutions of higher learning may sound like a radical proposition, but the idea has been around in some form for nearly a century. In this op-ed, the author looks at this history and…
| by Paula Span | The New York Times
While caregivers—both paid and unpaid—are often the responsible parties when elderly people in their charge are maltreated or neglected, the most widely reported form of elder abuse in the United States is self-neglect. A new article in The New York Times explores the complexities of…
| by Ali Winston | The Verge
A new article by Ali Winston has pulled back the curtain on a secretive predictive policing agreement in New Orleans. For years, New Orleans’ residents’ data have been used without their…


February 27, 2018 | Colleen Kerwin, NCCD
Colleen Kerwin
We think of risk as the likelihood of a particular event taking place. Insurance companies are concerned about your risk of experiencing a car accident; doctors want to know your risk of developing heart disease. At NCCD, we are interested in the risk of individuals reentering the child protection,…
January 30, 2018 | Karen Meulendyke
Karen Meulendyke
The District of Columbia Department of Human Services has been committed to protecting older and vulnerable adults since establishing its Adult Protective Services (APS) in 1985. However, in 2017, the agency stepped up its commitment by moving to the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system of resea…
January 16, 2018 | Jess Haven
Jess Haven
Not long after joining NCCD nearly a year ago, I had the opportunity to participate in my first onsite work visit: to observe colleagues delivering safety-organized practice training to child protection supervisors in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A lifelong Midwesterner, it was my first time in the stat…


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NCCD's Jennifer Cotter and Karen Meulendyke will lead a workshop at the American Society on Aging Conference in