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News of Interest

| by Evident Change
Along with revealing our new name this week, Evident Change is also proud to announce the finalists for our 2020 Media for a Just Society Awards. Each year, we recognize media from across the…
| by Katherine Sypher and Anthony J. Wallace | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Why do some youth who commit a crime land in detention while others receive a second chance? The United States lacks consistency in how it deals with young people who end up involved in the justice system; one interviewee calls it “justice by geography.”…
| by Amanda Ross | The New York Times
Foster care is most often seen as a safe place for children who need to be removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. But foster care has another role: sheltering LGBTQ youth who end up in the child welfare system because their families reject them. The New York City Administration for…
| by Betsy Pearl | Center for American Progress
As public support grows for shifting public safety efforts away from law enforcement, a new report from the Center for American Progress promotes civilian Offices of Neighborhood Safety as “an important step toward a future in which arrest and incarceration are no longer the first response to…
| by Chriss Uggen, Ryan Larson, Sarah Shannon, and Arleth Pulido-Nava | The Sentencing Project
The numbers are declining as states put new policies in place, yet an estimated 5.15 million people are unable to vote in the 2020 presidential election—and all other elections—due to having a felony conviction. In a new report, The Sentencing Project takes an in-depth look at how voting…
| by Erica L. Green, Mark Walker, Eliza Shapiro | The New York Times
In recent years, Black boys have received most of the attention surrounding disproportionate school discipline. But after several stories about the harsh treatment of Black girls in schools made national news, attention is turning toward them and the seemingly different expectations of their…
| by Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
Erin Espinosa, PhD, a senior researcher at NCCD, was recently introduced as a “national ally and partner” on the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services (TACFS) website. Espinosa has spent her career in Texas, conducting research regarding the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The…
| by Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Programs has produced a special report in response to the crises faced by children, families, and communities in 2020. At the intersection of a pandemic, economic insecurity, and systemic racism, the safety and well-being of families is threatened. This new report offers hope by…
| by Lindsey Nichols, Haillie Parker, and Molly Kruse | Cronkite News Arizona PBS
For many youth, unaddressed mental health issues send them down the path to the juvenile justice system, according to Charlene Taylor, PhD, an NCCD senior researcher. Once youth are in the system, those issues are not…
| by Kevin Maloney | New Haven Independent
Evident Change Board Member Leon Andrews spoke on the topic of equity versus equality in local policy during a September 1 interview with Municipal Voice, a co-production of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and 103.5 FM WNHH in New Haven, Connecticut. Andrews is director of…