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News of Interest

| by Mark Courtney and Shanta Trivedi | The Lab
Many young adults are struggling financially, especially in the wake of economic devastation brought by COVID-19. Becoming independent is difficult, and many people in their early 20s are relying on their families for financial support and often a place to live. However, not all young people…
Katie Meyer
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is pleased to announce Katie Meyer as…
| by Josh Rovner | The Sentencing Project
Over the past decade, the number of youth who are incarcerated has dropped 50%—a remarkable decline, says a new report. However, the news is not all good. Black youth are five times more likely to be incarcerated than White youth, and American Indians are three times as likely. A…
Andrea Boyles
| by Barri Bronston | Tulane News
Tulane News announced that Dr. Andrea Boyles, a sociologist at Tulane University, received the Evident Change 2020 Media for a Just Society Award in the book category for You Can’t Stop the Revolution:…
| by Evident Change
Evident Change is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Media for a Just Society Awards and Distinguished…
| 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 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…