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February 22, 2021 | Ashley Hamilton, PhD
With(in) is a podcast committed to shifting the conversation about who is in prison, specifically within the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC). We do this through meaningful, complex, and enlightening conversations with people who are incarcerated in Colorado as well as those who work in the…
February 12, 2021 | Frederick Paine
One reason for writing “I Spent 20 Years on Death Row” is to share my story with the world. It’s not a particularly extraordinary story nor is it one to spark sympathy. I committed a crime that I’m still paying for, and there’s nothing heroic or awe-inspiring about taking someone’s life. For that I…
February 4, 2021 | Evident Change
The second half of 2020 brought a surge of interest in books about race and social justice as people around the world protested police killings of Black Americans. With an eye toward continuing the movement among many to educate themselves and understand US Black history, and in honor of Black Histo…
January 21, 2021 | Debra Illingworth Greene
Even as the events of early January grabbed our collective attention, the Trump administration managed to finalize a Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that would allow child welfare agencies to discriminate against people who are LGBTQ.  The HHS Services Grants Regulation permits tax-funded so…
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…