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January 5, 2021 | Wayne Strong
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), long-standing systemic health and social inequities have placed racial and ethnic minority groups at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19. Research has shown that many Black Americans do not trust health care providers to act in…
Raelene Freitag
December 16, 2020 | Evident Change
After working tirelessly since 1997 to advance the field of child protection through Evident Change, Raelene Freitag, PhD, will retire December 31. As International and Special Projects Manager for Evident Change (formerly the NCCD Children’s Research Center), and earlier as Director of Child Welfar…
December 9, 2020 | NCCD
A new project will help a longtime partner better address one of the most difficult decisions a child welfare worker must make. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has asked Evident Change to develop an intake assessment tool, which is used to determine if a report of child…
Cynthia Burnson
December 9, 2020 | Evident Change
Evident Change senior researcher, Cynthia Burnson, PhD, has an article in the December issue of Children and Youth Services Review. The article describes strategies and recommendations regarding technical reviews of programs for Family First Prevention Services Act funding. Burnson’s co-authors are…
December 9, 2020 | Hayden T. Renato
The journey to pass SB823 was the journey to shut down California’s youth prison system and to make something better. The first objective appears to have been fulfilled in policy, though the second objective is now in the hands of California’s 58 counties and the new juvenile justice oversight agenc…
November 30, 2020 | Evident Change
We believe our social systems should help people achieve their greatest potential, not create barriers to their success. That’s why we partner with systems professionals and communities to get to the root of their biggest challenges, and give them the tools and knowledge to achieve better outcomes f…
November 11, 2020 | NCCD
We want you to be the first to know: On December 1, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and the NCCD Children’s Research Center will have a new name! Why a new name?  Because words matter.  The scope of our work has grown significantly since our founding in 1907. Our current name also refl…
October 20, 2020 | Ryan Kielczewski
Wildfires in California are a regular occurrence, but this wildfire season is proving to be especially devastating. The reality of 2020 is reflected in data that show a 40-year upward trend in wildfire damage across the state. While NCCD is not in the firefighting business, we can provide timely con…
September 24, 2020 | Kathy Park
By now, many of you have read President Trump’s executive order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. The order prohibits federal agencies, contractors, grantees, and the military from delivering training to employees that contains content that he and his administration define as “un-American pro…
September 22, 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…