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| by Cary Aspinwall and Graham Lee Brewer | The Marshall Project
A July US Supreme Court ruling that the eastern half of Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation was a major legal victory for tribal citizens working to strengthen tribal sovereignty, including the power to mete out justice using their own laws and traditions. However, the way this…
| by Shanta Trivedi | THINK
As Black Lives Matter protests have brought awareness of racial disparities in policing to the forefront of American society, Shanta Trivedi of the Georgetown University Law Center writes about another way Black families are unfairly harmed by law enforcement: They are more likely to be reported…
| by Mary Jo Pitzl | Arizona Republic
A request from the director of the Arizona Department of Child Safety to send foster children back to school when they reopen in person is drawing mixed reactions. In a letter to caregivers, Mike Faust wrote that “children and youth are seeking normalcy.” However, several foster parents…

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July 24, 2020 | NCCD
During COVID-19 and physical distancing, NCCD is providing practical guidance for navigating the rapidly changing challenges faced by child welfare, justice, and adult protection agencies. We will be adding more resources on an ongoing basis.   Survey on Agency Response to COVID-19 NCCD’s survey of…
July 23, 2020 | NCCD
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the media have regularly reported a shortage of personal protection equipment (PPE)—so critical for health care workers. A recent NCCD survey of child welfare and justice system agencies found the same problem across all groups of respondents: Limited PPE po…
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…

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