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October 8, 2014
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

The October issue of SDM News highlights the importance of healing in reaching best outcomes in child protection and other social service systems. In addition, read updates on our work in Texas and Queensland, Australia. *Note that this link opens slowly. Please be patient.

2014 Fall Webinar - Educating and Preparing Preprofessional Students on Adult and Elder Abuse: Implications for University Curriculum, and Insights from a Promising Program

September 22, 2014
 Moderated by Kathy Park 

This webinar consists of a two-part panel presentation. First, Dr. Christina Policastro, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, Georgia Southern University, will provide an overview and summary of findings from a research study that assessed levels of elder abuse awareness among social work, nursing, health professions, and criminal justice students. Next, Risa Breckman and Dr. Karl Pillemer will present an overview of The Risk and Resiliency Internship Project (RRIP), created by NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC) and The Legacy Project, designed to expose undergraduates to the wisdom and robust experience of older generations as well as to the issue of elder abuse. Risa Breckman is an Assistant Professor of Gerontological Social Work in Medicine and the Director of the NYC Elder Abuse Center at Weill Cornell Medical College's Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Karl Pillemer is a Professor of Human Development at Cornell University and Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College. (Materials: slide presentation)

Notes and Resources for the NCCD Deincarceration Report Series

September 8, 2014
 Antoinette Davis 
 Angela Irvine 
 Jason Ziedenberg 

This document contains notes and resources for the NCCD deincarceration report series. The complete series of reports can be found here.

Scott Burdick, Program Manager in Orange County Social Services Agency, Talks about SafeMeasures®

August 20, 2014
 Scott Burdick 

Orange County (California) has been an NCCD SafeMeasures® client for 15 years. Expert user Scott Burdick, Program Manager II in Orange County Social Services Agency, talks about how SafeMeasures helps his agency improve outcomes and do their work better.

Engaging Juvenile Justice System-Involved Families

June 27, 2014
 Antoinette Davis 
 Angela  Irvine 
 Jason Ziedenberg 

Families of justice-system involved youth have traditionally been excluded from decisions regarding their children and often are assumed to be the cause of their children’s criminal activity. In this final publication of an eight-part series detailing NCCD’s study of youth deincarceration trends in the United States, study respondents acknowledge that families are a key component to supervision strategies and improved outcomes for their youth. The complete series of reports can be found here. Watch for the addition of a ninth piece, containing notes and resources, in the near future.


June 16, 2014
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

Find a recap of the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families and announcements regarding a new Pay for Success partnership and NCCD's new office in Washington, DC, in the June 2014 issue of the NCCD newsletter. This issue also introduces one of our new staff members, Angela Fitzgerald; includes information about a few of NCCD's exciting new projects; and links to NCCD's most recent blog posts.  *Note that this link opens slowly, please be patient. 

Robert Lewis Jr. Keynote Speech at the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families

June 13, 2014
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

Father Gregory Boyle Plenary Speech at the NCCD Conference on Children, Youth, and Families

June 13, 2014
 National Council on Crime and Delinquency   

2014 Summer Webinar – Cognitive Predictors of Self-Care Abilities in APS Clients Referred for a Capacity Assessment

June 12, 2014
 Moderated by  Andrew Capehart, NAPSA 

Jason E. Schillerstrom, MD, presented a discussion on the relationship between different cognitive domains (memory, visuospatial function, and executive function) and self-care abilities. The webinar specifically highlights the relationship between executive function and money management ability. Many state legal definitions of capacity are in part dependent on a person's ability to provide care for themselves. Persons unable to provide care for themselves because of a physical or mental condition often meet the definition for incapacity. However, when working with elders, there is often an assumption that cognitive deficits, such as memory impairment, are responsible for the disability.  (Materials: slide presentation)

Close to Home: Strategies to Place Young People in Their Communities

May 28, 2014
 Antoinette Davis 
 Angela Irvine 
 Jason Ziedenberg 

Removing juvenile justice system-involved youth from their homes and communities often impacts their futures negatively: Critical links to families and other supportive adults are broken, making reentry more difficult. Youth placed far from home are more likely to reoffend and less likely to reconnect to school and work. In this report, one in an eight-part series, NCCD looks at placement strategies to keep more youth close to home.