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News of Interest

| by Innocence Project
Illinois has passed legislation that specifically prohibits law enforcement officers from making false claims while interrogating youth. Using deception in such situations is shown to increase the likelihood of false confessions, and youth are at least twice as likely as adults to falsely…
Kenisha E. Anthony
| by Victoria Uwumarogie | Essence
A difficult childhood in the foster care system couldn’t hold back Kenisha E. Anthony. She was a first-generation college graduate, received a master’s degree, and became a social worker. She recently wrote a book titled Labeled: Ward of the State, and she advocates for young adults in…
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is proud to announce the guest judges for the 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award. As the top honor of our Media for a Just Society Awards, the Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes one piece of…
Erin Espinosa and Chris Scharenbroch
| by Evident Change
Erin Espinosa, PhD, a senior researcher at Evident Change since 2019, has been promoted to Director of Research. Espinosa brings a wealth of experience to this role. In her more than 20 years working in and…
Georgina Mendoza McDowell
| by Evident Change
Georgina Mendoza McDowell is a new policing fellow at Evident Change, bringing her expertise to the team charged with…
| by David Crary | ABC News
The COVID-19 pandemic has helped expose the pervasiveness of racial inequities in US society, including many that drive families of color into child welfare system involvement at rates that are disproportionate to other families. Heightened awareness of this reality has inspired recommendations…
| by The Marshall Project
A series of articles published by The Marshall Project examines the language our society uses to identify people who are incarcerated. The authors may have different experiences using different “labels,” but everyone seems to agree on two things: Language matters, and people who are incarcerated…
| by Jacob Goldin and Ariel Jurow Kleiman | Brookings
In an article about the newly enacted Child Tax Credit, two law professors propose changes to the “child-claiming” rules that currently determine who can claim which children. Children who are living with and being cared for by relatives not considered “close” and by close family friends do not…
| by John J. Lennon | The New York Times Magazine
Data on how COVID-19 has affected people who are incarcerated are available – perhaps most comprehensively through The Marshall Project. However, for a look behind the numbers, read John J…
| by Evident Change
Members of the Evident Change research team published a paper in the March issue of Children and Youth Services Review, an international, peer-reviewed journal. “The Impact of Parents Anonymous on Child Safety and Permanency” describes an Evident Change study that examined the effectiveness of…