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Antelope Valley Monitoring Team Third Semi-Annual Report


This is the third semi-annual report issued by the Monitors, which covers the monitoring activities that have taken place during this reporting period and describes our observations as to the progress of Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in meeting the requirements of the Settlement Agreement for the Antelope Valley. This report is primarily focused on work undertaken between July 2016 and December 2016.

NCCD News: A Message From Kathy Park


The December 2016 issue of NCCD News includes a 2016 wrap-up message from CEO Kathy Park; a video of the presentation of the Distinguished Achievement Award to the creators of Making a Murder; a new juvenile justice project in Texas; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

Girls and Gangs: Improving Understanding and Responsiveness

| Estivaliz Castro, Caroline Glesmann

A recent NCCD study examined how and why girls become gang-affiliated and how and why some girls avoid or leave gang activity. The study includes information about addressing the needs of gang-involved/formerly gang-involved girls and recommends that services recognize the girls’ individuality and provide tailored plans that build on their strengths. This PowerPoint presentation summarizes the study.

What Happens When We Lock Kids Up?



2016 Fall Webinar – Correlates of Depression in Self-Neglect

| Dr. Jason Burnett

Depression is common among older adults who no longer can care for themselves; and both self-neglect and depression are associated with poor health outcomes, including increased mortality. This webinar will explore some of the potential health and behavioral correlates of depression in older adults who neglect themselves. In addition, the webinar will cover implications for further research and the development of programs to address depression in this population. Part of a series on APS research to practice, this webinar is sponsored by the joint research committee of the National Adult Protective Services Association and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, with support from NCCD. (Materials: slide presentation)

Structured Decision Making (SDM) System FAQ


This fact sheet outlines frequently asked questions about the research-based Structured Decision Making® (SDM) system and offers concise, correct information. We invite you to call us at (800) 306-6223 to talk with an NCCD Children’s Research Center staff person about the SDM system.

The 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award: Making a Murderer


NCCD CEO Kathy Park presents the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award to Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi, creators of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, followed by an interview.

NCCD News: Celebrating SDM® Successes, Predictive Analytics, Media for a Just Society, and More


The November 2016 issue of NCCD News highlights two success stories for NCCD's Structured Decision Making® (SDM) model; announces a new library of webinars, press coverage, and blog posts on predictive analytics; includes video of CEO Kathy Park’s opening remarks at the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families; and more. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

Dr. William C. Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs, at the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families


Dr. William C. Bell delivers the keynote address at the 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families.

Kathy Park, CEO of NCCD, at the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families


CEO Kathy Park delivers opening remarks at the 2016 NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families, discussing ethical and effective approaches to child welfare.

NCCD News: Conference Wrap-Up, Award Winners, and Employment Opportunity


The latest issue of NCCD News wraps up the recent NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families; announces recent award winners; and includes an opportunity to join NCCD in a leadership position. *This link opens slowly; please be patient.

Improving Outcomes for Justice-Involved Girls and Women


Girls and women represent growing segments of the justice-involved population. Justice-involved girls and women have distinct challenges—such as high levels of trauma, abuse, family issues, substance use, and mental health issues—that need specialized treatment and intervention.