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News of Interest

| by Leslie Paik and Jessica Feierman | Juvenile Law Center
The fines and fees charged to people involved in the criminal justice system are receiving more attention as the public learns about the financial burden placed on many who have no income or already face difficult financial situations. A…
| by NCCD
This year’s finalists for the only national media awards regarding issues of social justice range from a powerful memoir about life on death row to youth-written articles in Teen Vogue about foster care. See the full list of finalists for the 2019 Media for a Just Society Awards…
| by Cheryl Corley | Morning Edition
“Felony murder charges” is a misnomer in many cases, as people can be charged with the crime without committing murder or even being present for one. Felony murder is defined as the intent to commit a felony, like burglary or rape, and someone dies in the process. People can be charged with…
| by NCCD
Theron Bowman, PhD, retired chief of the Arlington [Texas] Police Department and a member of the NCCD Board of Directors, was named to a panel of national experts charged with reviewing the policies and practices of the Fort Worth Police Department. Dr. Bowman will use his considerable expertise…
| by NCCD and the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
NCCD has released its second brief on girls in secure detention in Florida (see first brief here). With support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, NCCD and the Delores Barr…
| by Piper Kerman | The Washington Post Magazine
Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison and a previous NCCD Media for a Just Society Awards guest judge, shares her thoughts on the US prison system in an essay for the…
| by Joshua Branch | The Root
In an opinion piece for The Root, Joshua Branch points out the hypocrisy of US Family Courts that look to family and community to support young people, then burden these supports with fines placed on youth who cannot pay. He says the juvenile justice system’s fines and fees especially…
| by The Crime Report
Researchers are surprised by the falling rates of arrests for misdemeanors in several large US cities, including New York, according to The Crime Report. These statistics are good news for those working on criminal justice reform, as arrests for minor crimes can have major consequences…
| by Jeremy Loudenback | The Chronicle of Social Change
The Title IV-E Waiver Demonstration California Well-Being Project, a federal program that provided funds for child welfare services in several California counties, expired on September 30. A recent…
Ira Lipman
| by NCCD
Ira Lipman, a longtime champion for NCCD, died September 16 in New York City at age 78. The NCCD Board of Directors Chair Emeritus from 1996 until his passing, Lipman held many NCCD board leadership roles over the years…