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New Paper Outlines Research Agenda to Address Needs of Dual-System Youth

Evident Change and the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab at Drexel University have co-authored a new paper titled “At the Intersection of Child Welfare and Juvenile Legal System Involvement: Research Strategies for Policy and Practice Change.” The paper outlines a research agenda to address the needs and challenges experienced by dual-system youth: young people…

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Evident Change Presents at 49th Annual APPA Training Institute

Evident Change staff Simone Sawyer, Katie Meyer, and Jeff Morino will present two sessions at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Training Institute later this month. The training institute can be attended in person or virtually. The first session will be presented on the main stage and available virtually. “Shifting Focus From the ‘What’…

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Evident Change at the Giffords Community Violence Intervention Conference

Evident Change staff will join participants at the Giffords Center for Violence Interruption’s Community Violence Intervention Conference in Los Angeles in June to present a breakout session on a research agenda for preventing and addressing dual-system involvement of young people. Dr. Erin Espinosa, director of research; Georgina Mendoza McDowell, policing fellow; and Bertha Arvizo, researcher,…

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Using the SDM Model to Challenge Racial Bias

Racial equity is central in Evident Change’s work, as shown in data analysis, policy recommendations, and practice recommendations shared with numerous child welfare agencies over decades. We believe a multi-pronged approach is necessary to make a meaningful impact on racial bias and disparities, and the Structured Decision Making® (SDM) tools are an important part of…

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