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News of Interest

Beverly and Baron Walker
| by Teran Powell | WUWM 89.7
Six months after his release from prison, Baron Walker and his wife, Beverly, are moving forward. While Baron’s 20-plus years in prison were a major stressor for his family, he did his best to stay connected to his children by recording himself reading stories and singing to them. He also took…
| by Claudia Boyd-Barrett | California Health Report
NCCD Chief Program Officer Angie Wolf said she is optimistic about California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to move the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice from the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to Health and…
| by Jessica Pryce | The Chronicle of Social Change
In The Chronicle of Social Change, Jessica Pryce responds to the recent blog post by Naomi Schafer Riley, "No, The Child Welfare System Isn’t Racist." Pryce addresses…
| by By Colleen V. Chien and Clarence Wardell III | The Hill
In an opinion piece for The Hill, Colleen Chien and Clarence Wardell describe—and praise—bipartisan efforts to pass common-sense criminal justice system reform. However, echoing the concerns of the civil rights community, the authors caution against the First Step Act’s requirement to…
| by NCCD
NCCD is thrilled to announce the winners of the 25th annual Media for a Just Society Awards, the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice,…
| by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
“Holistic defense” in its true form—which considers clients’ current court cases along with other life problems that may have led them to criminal conduct—is the subject of a new study with promising results. RAND Corporation and the University of Pennsylvania Law School compared outcomes of…
| by Reginald Dwayne Betts | The New York Times Magazine
Typical for those who have served time in prison for a felony conviction, Reginald Dwayne Betts faced many barriers following his release at age 24. Even though he spent his eight-year incarceration reading great literature, writing 1,000 poems, teaching himself Spanish, and completing a…
| by Matthew Watkins | Center for Court Innovation
It’s risk assessment. And in this “New Thinking” podcast, host Matt Watkins discusses the issue with two of his coworkers at the Center for Court Innovation: Sarah Picard, a research director, and Julian Adler, director of policy and research.…
Josh Rovner
| by Josh Rovner | The Atlantic
Many American teenagers—especially low-income youth of color—who commit crimes end up in adult courts, jails, and prisons, suffering lifelong consequences for decisions made as kids. Those who end up with felony convictions face ongoing barriers to employment, housing, and voting. This is …
| by the Governing Board of the Players Coalition | The Players’ Tribune
The Players Coalition, a nonprofit organization governed by 12 NFL players from across the country, wants to bring attention back to why players began protesting the National Anthem at NFL games in the first place. In an article published this week, the coalition recalls the 2015 police shooting…