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News of Interest

Family at park
| by Tom Buell | CourierTraveler
The Wichita Regional Director for the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) said that the Team Decision Making™ (TDM) model is helping the agency keep children out of foster care. Writing for a Winfield, Kansas-based newspaper, Tom Buell stated that DCF is taking several steps to…
Golden Gate Bridge
| by Debra Illingworth Greene, Speranza Gonzalez, Michael Papias, Jose Reyna
Evident Change welcomed its second cohort of youth justice fellows this fall. This paid fellowship is currently open to young adults in California who have shown leadership and passion for improving these systems.…
Gary and Melissa Judis
| by Ted Roelofs | Bridge Michigan
Too many adults have been placed on Michigan’s Central Registry, flagged for the possibility of harming children, according to child welfare experts. Standards are low for registry placement—requiring “evidence” of just over a 50% chance that the adult abused or neglected the child and…
Young, African American girl on swing
| by Evident Change
A new publication from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports on the successful efforts of Mecklenburg County [North Carolina] Youth and Family Services Division (YSF) to improve child and family well-being. Those efforts included investing in SafeMeasures®, a data reporting and…
A diverse group of people having a meeting
| by Evident Change
A new study found that the Team Decision Making™ (TDM) model makes a difference in preventing children from being removed from their homes. TDM™ meetings help participating families feel…
Bertha Arvizo
| by Evident Change
Bertha Arvizo, a researcher with Evident Change, was admitted to the 2021…
Four diverse teens leaning on rail, smiling
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is honored to be included on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s list of national nonprofits “at the forefront of youth justice reform.” AECF’s blog post describes Evident Change and…
The Media for a Justice Society Awards plaques
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award and …
People putting their hands together
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is hiring a chief legal and operating officer (CLOO) to be based in our Madison, Wisconsin, office. This 75%-time position will combine the responsibilities of direct oversight and leadership of our human resources team and oversight of legal affairs. As in-house legal counsel for…
The Media for a Justice Society Awards plaques sitting on a table.
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is proud to announce the finalists for the 2021 Media for a Just Society Awards. Each year, we recognize media from across the United States that further public understanding of Evident Change’s focus areas, including child welfare, juvenile justice, adult justice, and adult…