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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…
August 29, 2020 | Kathy Park
With an office in Madison, NCCD counts Wisconsin as one of its home communities. Like so many, we are reeling from the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer in the city of Kenosha. We send our heartfelt wishes to Mr. Blake and his family for physical and emotional healing. This week Wisconsin…
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…
June 15, 2020 | Charlene Taylor, PhD
This blog was inspired by events that took place at a restaurant in the Hyde Park area of Boise, Idaho, on June 8, 2020. Today was not the first time I’ve been called a “nigger.” But it felt the same. Today, like that day, I was on a sidewalk, minding my own business, surrounded by white people, as…
June 11, 2020 | NCCD
During physical distancing, more parent and child contact is taking place via videoconferencing technology. In many jurisdictions, virtual meetings are playing a crucial role to assess parents’ and children’s readiness for potential reunification. Video visits present new challenges and new opportun…