NCCD and Giving Tuesday

NCCD and Giving Tuesday

December 2, 2014 | Faizah Barlas, Communications Intern

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Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving to support social justice causes and organizations. Take a look at Twitter to see what all the fuss is about: #GivingTuesday is trending, having garnered the support of celebrities, government, and many grateful nonprofit organizations.

Above all, Giving Tuesday is a time to go beyond being grateful for what you have and act.


Why Give to NCCD?

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving to support social justice causes and organizations. Take a look at Twitter to see what all the fuss is about: #GivingTuesday is trending, having garnered the support of celebrities, government, and many grateful nonprofit organizations.

Above all, Giving Tuesday is a time to go beyond being grateful for what you have and act.


Why Give to NCCD?

NCCD is unique. We bring both a commitment to social justice and a dedication to using research to achieve it. We write reports that influence federal, state, and local governments and policymakers, giving them the knowledge they need to make decisions that support public safety and better treatment for people involved in these systems. We also explore new ways to bring sustainably funded, long-term change to these systems, including Pay for Success.

Our major projects touch all our focus areas: child welfare, juvenile justice, adult justice, education, and adult protective services. Here are just a few examples:

  • NCCD’s Children’s Research Center (CRC) has worked since 1993 to improve child safety, permanency, and well-being. Using models that integrate evidence-based assessments, family-centered engagement strategies, and implementation science, CRC helps improve outcomes for children and families around the world.
  • The National PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Resource Center (PRC), established through a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and NCCD, provides online and direct support, training, and research to assist adult and juvenile facilities and enforcement officials to promote sexual safety in confinement.
  • Our Restorative Justice Project focuses on harm, responsibility, and healing instead of ineffective and costly punishment that doesn’t improve public safety. Forms of restorative justice range from conferencing models to victim-offender dialogue to circle processes.
  • Our work on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) youth, especially youth of color, who are overrepresented in child welfare and juvenile justice systems. NCCD researches the experiences of this population and explores of how race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression intersect.

On this Giving Tuesday, we invite you to support our work by making a generous donation of any amount. Afterward, we invite you to tweet your support using the hashtag #GivingTuesday and @NCCDtweets. Thank you for taking action this Giving Tuesday to support the work of NCCD!