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Graphic showing a woman with a megaphone and the words "Youth Justice Action Month"
| by JUVJUST
To wrap up Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, and the National Juvenile Justice Network will cohost a youth panel discussion, …
A young man and a judge play chess in court
| by Erin Breretin | SPIN
Judge Everett Mitchell of the Dane County [Wisconsin] Circuit Court is featured in the new issue of SPIN magazine for his unusual and effective tactics running the county’s drug court, located in the same city that is home to Evident Change’s headquarters. Mitchell shows compassion in…
Pink graphic showing two teen girls hugging and the words "No Kids In Prison."
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award: No Kids in Prison. No Kids is an interactive, online experience that combines digital art, audio narratives, and data to…
MJS Awards 2021
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Media for a Just Society Awards. In seven categories, we recognize the creators of books, films, podcasts and more that unearth…
Screenshot from a video showing a little girl in an Evident Change baseball cap giving a thumbs up.
| by Evident Change
Evident Change CEO Kathy Park and Director of Communications Erin Hanusa spoke with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity about the process that led to rebranding and…
Cynthia Burnson headshot
| by Sara Tiano | The Imprint
Parents Anonymous, a nationwide network serving parents who face mental health challenges, substance use, and domestic violence is one of just five programs designated by a federal review panel as an evidence-based path to improving child safety. Learn more about Parents Anonymous in this…
The 2021 Media for a Just Society Awards plaques
| by Evident Change
Each year, we recognize media from across the United States that further public understanding of Evident Change’s focus areas, including child welfare, youth justice, adult justice, and adult protection. Many of these topics are covered regularly by the media, yet their treatment is often…
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is proud to announce the guest judges for the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award. As the top honor of our Media for a Just Society Awards, the Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes one piece of…
The Sentencing Project logo
| by Richard Mendel | The Sentencing Project
Despite rhetoric from those who would like to turn back the clock on youth justice reform, a recent data review by The Sentencing Project shows that youth violence was flat or even declined during 2020. While the article’s author admits that public safety should be increased, starting with…
Sen. Ron Wyden speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing
| The Associated Press
Hotline workers with Oregon’s Child Protective Services will no longer use an algorithm to determine which families are investigated for child abuse and neglect. Instead, the agency will use the …