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NCCD News: Family First Funding, New Research on Justice-Involved Girls, Serial's Sarah Koenig, and More

| NCCD

The February issue of NCCD News describes how NCCD can help agencies qualify for Family First funding; reports on a new study that looks at gender disparities in the juvenile justice system; highlights a new blog post by Sarah Koenig, Serial podcast creator and Media for a Just Society Awards winner; and new resources on transforming the youth justice system from NCCD and the Positive Youth Justice Initiative.

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline

| NCCD, Positive Youth Justice Initiative

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have published four new briefs that highlight how PYJI’s partners in 11 California counties are accelerating a statewide movement to transform the youth justice system. Detailing how PYJI-funded partners are mobilizing to shape more progressive juvenile justice policies, the fourth brief reports on work to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.

Highlights of Youth Involvement

| NCCD, Positive Youth Justice Initiative

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have published four new briefs that highlight how PYJI’s partners in 11 California counties are accelerating a statewide movement to transform the youth justice system. Detailing how PYJI-funded partners are mobilizing to shape more progressive juvenile justice policies, the third brief highlights youth involvement in PYJI.

Transforming Youth Corrections

| NCCD, Positive Youth Justice Initiative

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have published four new briefs that highlight how PYJI’s partners in 11 California counties are accelerating a statewide movement to transform the youth justice system. Detailing how PYJI-funded partners are mobilizing to shape more progressive juvenile justice policies, the second brief describes the transformation of juvenile corrections.

Community Victories: Summary of Policy Achievements

| NCCD, Positive Youth Justice Initiative

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have published four new briefs that highlight how PYJI’s partners in 11 California counties are accelerating a statewide movement to transform the youth justice system. Detailing how PYJI-funded partners are mobilizing to shape more progressive juvenile justice policies, the first brief summarizes policy achievements.

Family Visit Coaching

| NCCD

The County of San Diego began an effort in 2015 to achieve more timely family reunification by using a portion of its Title IV-E waiver funds to invest in a promising approach to parent/child visits: Family Visit Coaching, which is based on the Visit Coaching model developed by Marty Beyer, PhD.

Family First Independent Technical Review

| NCCD

To receive funding under the Family First Prevention Services Act, jurisdictions must establish an evidence base for programs designed to prevent children from entering foster care. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) allows jurisdictions to contract with an independent reviewer to document the evidence base for programs that have not yet been rated by the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. Read about NCCD’s independent technical reviews here.