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Researchers are surprised by the falling rates of arrests for misdemeanors in several large US cities, including New York, according to The Crime Report. These statistics are good news for those working on criminal justice reform, as arrests for minor crimes can have major consequences…
| by Jeremy Loudenback | The Chronicle of Social Change
The Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration California Well-Being Project, a federal program that provided funds for child welfare services in several California counties, expired on September 30. A recent…
A brief titled “Girls in Secure Detention in Florida” was released today by NCCD to provide insight on keeping girls who don’t pose a public safety risk out of Florida’s juvenile justice system. The timing of the release is tied to a statewide press conference being held today in Tallahassee by…


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…
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…


- | - | 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, Colorado

This multi-disciplinary research conference will include the policy areas of crime, justice, and drugs and family and child issues through panels, roundtables, and poster presentations. Learn more about this annual research conference hosted by

- | - | Webinar

Join NCCD Children’s Research Center and IBM Watson Health to learn how you can empower your child welfare staff to utilize data and analytics to efficiently and effectively modernize systems and services and meet quality reporting needs.