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Illinois has passed legislation that specifically prohibits law enforcement officers from making false claims while interrogating youth. Using deception in such situations is shown to increase the likelihood of false confessions, and youth are at least twice as likely as adults to falsely…
| by Victoria Uwumarogie | Essence
A difficult childhood in the foster care system couldn’t hold back Kenisha E. Anthony. She was a first-generation college graduate, received a master’s degree, and became a social worker. She recently wrote a book titled Labeled: Ward of the State, and she advocates for young adults in…
Evident Change is proud to announce the guest judges for the 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award. As the top honor of our Media for a Just Society Awards, the Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes one piece of…

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May 27, 2021 | Evident Change
As Evident Change’s first youth advisors wrap up over nine months of work, they leave an indelible mark on the organization. Along with consulting on system-improvement projects across the country, Deajah Nunn and Hayden Renato took on several youth-led research projects. A set of seven recommendati…
May 27, 2021 | Cynthia Burnson, PhD
The Family First Prevention Services Act has the potential to move significant child welfare resources upstream—to fund services that help families provide safe, loving homes for their children. While this funding could help decrease the need for foster care and is worthy of celebrating, the act als…
May 19, 2021 | Evident Change
Without an integrated case management system, a child welfare agency’s time and money go into data collection and reporting—and likely stop there. To help children and families achieve their greatest potential, agencies need high-quality data in a user-friendly interface that provides critical infor…

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