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NCCD Blog
April 1, 2015 |  by Dr. Raelene Freitag - Director of Children's Research Center (CRC) & International Projects

Reporting a family to child protective services (CPS) is not the first step in child protection; rather, the first step is deciding whether or not to report them at all. Every professional tasked with reporting faces this difficult decision—an important one that will influence the life of the...

March 30, 2015 |  by Erin Hanusa

Being reported to child welfare is among the most difficult and frightening things a family can experience. So much is at stake for children and caregivers in their interactions with child welfare social workers, who are entrusted with a tremendous amount of responsibility and power. 

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March 26, 2015 |  by Dr. Angela Irvine, Director of Research - Oakland

About a year ago, one of my coworkers interviewed a girl named Erica, a 16-year-old Black girl living in Oakland, California. After being arrested for solicitation and entering the juvenile justice system for the first time, Erica was sentenced to 12...

March 24, 2015 |  by Scott Ball, Chief Probation Officer, Merced County (CA) Probation Department

The California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) recently collaborated to ensure that detained youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are...

March 19, 2015 |  by Kathy Park, Acting President

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) has been my professional home for nearly 15 years. That’s a long tenure in today’s world, but in the 108-year life span of this venerable institution, it’s a mere heartbeat.

NCCD was founded in 1907 to contribute to the then-emerging...

March 19, 2015 |  by Minna Toloui

Robert Williams joined NCCD as an associate director of the Children’s Research Center (CRC) with more than 20 years’ experience in child...

March 13, 2015 |  by Mykel Selph

Gender-responsive principles developed for the justice system created a new way to work with girls and women that centered on the evidenced-based differences between males and females in the justice system. Some of the differences highlighted are the pathways through which males and females...

March 13, 2015 |  by Dr. Angela Irvine, Director of Research - Oakland

Over the past three years, NCCD staff have worked on multiple projects that aim to reduce the number and proportion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming (LGBT/GNC) youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

This work has shed light on this...

March 10, 2015 |  by Chris Scharenbroch, Senior Research Associate

At NCCD, we work with clients who want insights into their programs and practices. Some come to us with specific questions they want to answer, and some bring a simple desire to learn more about their work. Traditional evaluations often take a directed approach to answer a specific question:...

March 10, 2015 |  by NCCD

NCCD joins with the Madison community in mourning the loss of Tony Robinson and sends our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Our thoughts are with you.

The death of a young person is always tragic, no matter what the circumstances, and in this time it is crucially important...