NCCD Blog
NCCD Blog
July 28, 2014 |  by Tim Connell, Director of Application Development, NCCD

After 15 years of providing analytical services to child welfare and juvenile justice agencies, the SafeMeasures® team has learned that you cannot simply provide access to outcome data and expect that positive changes will happen. Real change requires a commitment to examining the...

July 22, 2014 |  by Pete Quigley, Managing Director of Information Systems, NCCD

In a few months, I will be retiring from NCCD after more than 25 years. I have been reflecting on how changes in technology during my tenure at NCCD have impacted the research and services we provide our clients. 

Before joining NCCD in the mid ‘80s, I worked for the Wisconsin...

July 21, 2014 |  by Sarah Hesse, Business Analyst, NCCD

SafeMeasures®, NCCD’s analytics and reporting service, takes case management data and presents it in a series of easy-to-use reports, charts, and graphs that human services agencies can use to improve performance and outcomes...

July 16, 2014 |  by Daphnne Brown, Director of Family Involvement & Outreach at Families Together NYS

As someone who has both personal and professional experience with the status offense and court systems, I was pleased to present alongside staff from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) and the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s recent...

July 16, 2014 |  by Jeremy Martin, Co-Founder, Breaking B.A.R.S.

Little debate surrounds the notion that access to education is a critical component in rehabilitating former justice-involved youth. Today, in many long-term residential facilities for children, commonly referred to as youth development centers, an array of programs exist to help students...

July 14, 2014 |  by B. Kathlyn Mead, President & CEO, The San Diego Foundation

I spent most of my professional career in the financing and delivery of health care. In 1998, I was CEO of an HMO (financing) and was delighted when the concept of pay-for-performance (P4P) began being adopted more broadly in the health insurance industry. Then and now, we have argued that the...

July 9, 2014 |  by Jim Moeser, Deputy Director, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families

Although juvenile detention facilities around the nation are experiencing unprecedented declines in population and many are closing, the need remains in many jurisdictions to build new facilities or remodel existing facilities to better serve the needs of youth and the community. Such was the...

July 7, 2014 |  by Marcia Chong, Analyst, Third Sector Capital Partners and John Grossman, Partner, Third Sector Capital Partners

The nascent Pay for Success (PFS) market has experienced rapid growth in the past several years thanks to leadership from governments, social service providers, and funders. In the past five months alone, state and local government and various federal departments have experienced a flurry of...

June 30, 2014 |  by Jitinder Kohli, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and David Rabinowitz, Management Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP

A new normal exists in government: Everywhere in the world, government agencies have to do more with less. In order to cope, they are embracing increasing amounts of innovation. One such innovation is Social Impact Bonds (or SIBs); this idea that started less than five years ago seems to be...

June 24, 2014 |  by Sue Burrell, Staff Attorney, Youth Law Center; Jennifer Carreon, Policy Researcher, Solutions for Youth Justice; and Michelle Weemhoff, Associate Director, Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency

Over the past decade, advocates, families, researchers, the media, and key public officials have shined a light on what happens to youth when they are sent to large prison-like facilities far away from their homes and communities. Extensive research and personal stories made clear that the...