NCCD Blog
NCCD Blog
January 27, 2015 |  by Ian Galloway, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Imagine being the mayor of a large city with pockets of concentrated poverty. You’re being pitched a social program proven to reduce violent crime by 44% among poor high school–aged boys and young men. The cost of the program is $1,100 per participant.[1] Would you...

January 21, 2015 |  by Christopher Hartney, Senior Researcher, NCCD

The effects of juvenile justice or child welfare system involvement do not end when youth exit those systems; rather, the impact can last years—even a lifetime. Studies have shown that young adults who were involved in the juvenile justice system are at far greater risk than those who were not...

January 20, 2015 |  by Jennifer Stoff and Oyinade Koyi, Social Innovation Fund

Social innovation can be defined in many ways but essentially means finding new solutions to solve old problems faster, cost-effectively, that are rooted in evidence and lead to better results for the public good. Here at the...

January 12, 2015 |  by David Muhammad, Director of National Justice Programs

Over the last several years, the number of youth incarcerated throughout the country has fallen steadily. Juvenile justice reform efforts have taken hold across the nation, as states begin to move away from harsh corrections-focused systems. A new “Smart on Crime” movement has bipartisan support...

January 12, 2015 |  by Jesse Russell

Social and human services agencies and programs often set goals for themselves at the beginning of the year. In practice, though, goals are not useful all by themselves. We need data to measure them, which is the cornerstone of analytics. Here’s how to set up your own “analytics” to make your...

January 7, 2015 |  by Congressman John Delaney

As the 114th Congress convenes for the first time this week, a bipartisan coalition of Members in the House and Senate is gathering behind an emerging policy tool for delivering social services: Social Impact Bonds.

Also known as...

January 5, 2015 |  by Deirdre O’Connor

NCCD’s mission is to promote just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice. As part of this work, we are committed to addressing and reducing racial disparity in child welfare and juvenile justice systems. 

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December 31, 2014 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Angela Irvine, Director of Research in NCCD's Oakland office, chose “social justice” as the NCCD value that guides her work. Learn why in this video blog and hear a story about how her team helped a...

December 30, 2014 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Matthew Wade, SafeMeasures Client Relations Manager at NCCD, chose “collaboration” as the NCCD value that guides his work. Learn why in this video blog....

December 23, 2014 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Raelene Freitag, Director of the NCCD Children's Research Center and International Projects, chose “social...