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News of Interest

| by Nicole Sroka | Kids Imprisoned
In an article for Kids Imprisoned, a reporting project of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program for journalism students, program fellow Nicole Sroka looks at how girls generally take different paths to the juvenile justice system—and have different needs—than boys. She also writes about the…
| by Hana Schank | Fast Company
“The very nature of policing means that the data coming into the system, if it’s not automated or the system isn’t user-friendly, will always be lacking,” says Clarence Wardell in a new article by Fast Company. A member of the NCCD Board of Directors, Wardell cofounded the White House Police…
| by Isobel Whitcomb | Gizmodo
In-person visits between parents and their children in out-of-home care have been suspended, for the most part, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Video chats have replaced those visits, eliminating the ability of parents to hug and hold their children and to make true eye contact. As this story from…
| by Steve Bishop | Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
In a new opinion piece, Steve Bishop, Senior Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a partner in NCCD’s juvenile justice work, suggests five concrete steps that probation leaders should take immediately to fight the racial injustice faced by those involved in the justice system. A former…
| by David Helps | The Washington Post
COVID-19 has hit prisons hard. However, jails—with closer ties to the counties that run them—are even deadlier, according to a new article in The Washington Post. Some counties have responded to the pandemic with modest reforms, but the article’s author asserts that crowded jails are a…
| by Nicholas Ibarra | Santa Cruz Sentinel
The use of predictive technology has correlated with some reductions in crime in cities that include Santa Cruz, California. However, even the Santa Cruz police chief said that the data-based technology more often leads to officer conflict with communities rather than collaboration. Critics say…
| by David Muhammad and Vincent Schiraldi | Los Angeles Times
Police departments across the country are being scrutinized as citizens continue to demand an end to police brutality. However, according to the criminal justice experts who authored this opinion piece, those calling for change are overlooking a set of officers who help to maintain mass…
| by NCCD
NCCD has been added to FamilyFirstAct.org as a partner. The website is a collaborative project of national organizations and stakeholders deemed to be excellent resources for their areas of expertise. The Family First Prevention Services Act grants…
| by Charlene Taylor | Idaho Statesman
When someone shouted a racial slur at Charlene Taylor, PhD, just a week ago, she found herself “shockingly UNshocked.” But as she processed the incident, she realized that she was angry. And what made her most angry was the silence of the white people around her who had witnessed it. As a senior…
| by Clarence Wardell and Denice Ross | The Boston Globe
Protestors across the nation are demanding change, and in an op-ed today, Clarence Wardell and Denice Ross urge one concrete step that local leaders can take immediately to improve transparency and accountability: release data sets regarding police department actions and demographics. As they…