It’s Time for a Deep Look at Child Protection in Los Angeles
As a former child protection worker, I know that the death of a child is the worst possible outcome, the one that we all fear. Words can’t express the sorrow we feel when a child dies.
Pay for Success Watch: NCCD, San Diego Foundation Announce Juvenile Reentry Venture
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) already has an iron in the pay-for-success (PFS) fire in San Diego where it is working with The Children’s Initiative on a plan to provide county-wide alternatives to detention.
NCCD Boosts Predictive Analytics Presence
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) has increased its profile in the predictive analytics field with a series of webinars and other resources aimed at helping child welfare agencies appropriately use these data-driven tools.
Why Structure Decisions in Child Welfare?
Child protection workers have a challenging job. They make vital decisions every day, often based on limited information gathered in difficult circumstances. Education, ongoing training, and experience are essential. However, a wealth of research has shown that intuition isn’t the best guide for complex decisions.
Impact Justice, New Juvenile Justice Outfit, Staffing Up Quickly
In March, we reported that National Council on Crime and Delinquency President Alex Busansky had left in fairly abrupt fashion to start a new shop: Impact Justice (IJ), an Oakland-based organization that begins with a mission to reduce “the number of people involved in our juvenile and adult criminal justice system,” improve “conditions for those who remain incarcerated,” and provide “meaningful opportunities for success for those rejoining our communities.”
Alex Busansky Leaves National Council on Crime and Delinquency to Start New Organization
National Council on Crime and Delinquency President Alex Busansky has left the organization after five years to start a new entity called Impact Justice. Busansky announced the move late last week on his personal Twitter account: “I am thrilled to announce the launch of Impact Justice, a national innovation and research center.”
Pay For Success Watch: NCCD Funding Partners in Development of PFS Ventures
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), an emerging leader in the Pay for Success movement, has issued a request for proposals for technical assistance related to feasibility studies for new projects.
PFS Watch: What Winning Federal Grant Applications Tell us about Pay for Success
Social Innovation Center Director Patrick Lester has produced an analysis of the winning “pay for success” (PFS) projects funded by the federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF), under the umbrella of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
In Beltway, Juvenile Justice Convo Moves from “What Not to Do” to “What to Do Instead”
Youth Services Insider was on hand for this week’s Congressional briefing on community-based strategies, hosted jointly by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) and the Harrisburg, Penn.-based Youth Advocate Programs.