Developing and using pretrial risk assessment tools is a complex task, so NCCD offers its take on doing this successfully. And the finalists for the Media for a Just Society Awards are announced.
Supervisors are key to supporting Structured Decision Making® practice. This issue of SDM News includes a checklist of supervision strategies and activities.
The family featured in the documentary Milwaukee 53206, a 2017 Media for Just Society Award winner, is reunited. We also begin our blog series on the link between trauma and health, written by Ryan Berg, a 2016 Media for a Just Society Award winner.
Making the difficult decision to close a case: the Structured Decision Making® system can help.
The Kresge Foundation helps to fund a pilot of NCCD’s new Data for Equity model; NCCD partners with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center in Jacksonville, Florida, to analyze Florida Department of Juvenile Justice detention data on girls; and a new blog series features the voices of youth.
Read about the Structured Decision Making® prevention services tools, designed for assessing families whose first encounter with public services involves financial assistance.
There is no magic wand that will improve practice. This document outlines our theory on how change can come about (and how outcomes can then improve) by providing current data tools to the right people.
NCCD reports on staff trainings in June—part of its internal diversity and inclusion work; and announces the guest judges for the NCCD Distinguished Achievement Award, which is given annually in conjunction with our Media for a Just Society Awards.
NCCD names Phil Decter, MSW, as Director of Child Welfare.
Phil Decter, MSW, is named director of child welfare at NCCD. Meanwhile, Chris Scharenbroch presents on predictive analytics at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Prevention Research in Washington, DC.
Consistent (or shared) language is essential for effective implementation of the Structured Decision Making® system.
NCCD joins partnership to find and support students in St. Paul, Minnesota, who are at high risk for delinquency; Kathy Park and a small group of staff meet up with the makers of Milwaukee 53206; and our blog focuses on adult protection.