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| by Lois Beckett, Darwin BondGraham, Peter Adringa, and Abene Clayton | The Guardian
While the Bay Area’s housing crisis continues and property crime rates rise, the region is also experiencing some good news: The overall gun homicide rate dropped 30% during the past decade. The city of Richmond, California, saw the largest drop in gun homicide rates during that time: 67%. A…
| by Rebecca Epstein, Jamilia J. Blake, and Thalia Gonzalez | Center on Poverty and Inequality, Georgetown Law
Based on the first study of its kind, a new report shows that Black girls as young as age 5 are seen as less innocent and more adult-like than their white counterparts. Adults surveyed for the study said that Black girls need less nurturing and protection and are more knowledgeable about adult…
| by Alex Bhattacharji | Town&Country
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who received NCCD’s 2017 Media for a Just Society Award in the film category for 13th, brings another powerful story to the small screen later this month. When They See Us, a four-part Netflix series, debuts May 31 and tells the story of the “Central…


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…
June 3, 2019 | Elizabeth Harris
Every time I start a new evaluation project, I feel a mix of excitement and a touch of trepidation: excitement because the idea of finding a solution to an entrenched problem in child welfare is so tantalizing, and trepidation because I know too many well-intentioned, logical social interventions do…


- | - 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

- | - EDT | Washington, DC

NCCD Senior Researcher Elizabeth Harris, PhD, and NCCD Researcher Miguel Becerra will team up with Kimberly Giardina, Deputy Director of Child Welfare Services in the County of San Diego, to describe a mixed-methods study of the county’s family

- | - ET | New York, NY

The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Approximately 600 program sessions