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Georgina Mendoza McDowell Talks Policing Reform on The Law With Tony Lee

May 2, 2024 | by Evident Change | The Law With Tony Lee

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Policing fellow Georgina Mendoza McDowell was a recent guest on "The Law With Tony Lee," discussing Evident Change's collaborative policing reform work in Kern County, California. Joseph Brann, a co-monitor...

Evident Change on Independent Lens

March 4, 2024 | by Evident Change

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PBS’s Independent Lens and The Dallas Morning News recently collaborated on a five-part video series, “Kids in Confinement,” based on the reporting of Josephine Peterson. Part Two of the series...

Research Rewind: Girls in the Justice System

October 12, 2023 | by Evident Change

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While juvenile crime rates have been dropping steadily for the last decade, girls have been the fastest-growing population for juvenile detention and residential placements. Research has indicated that girls are...


Using the SDM Model to Challenge Racial Bias

May 7, 2024 | Evident Change

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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...

Evident Change Researchers at SOC Summit 2024

April 25, 2024 | Evident Change

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Evident Change director of research Dr. Erin Espinosa will facilitate a panel on justice-involved young people and mental health at the System of Care (SOC) Summit, an annual event hosted by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health. Researcher Dr. Kam Williams will be a guest on the...

National Arab American Heritage Month

April 2, 2024 | Evident Change

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NAAHM was proclaimed on a federal level in April 2021 by President Joe Biden after years of advocating by Arab American organizations and Pierre Subeh, Syrian American advocate and author. NAAHM celebrates a heritage and culture that has shaped our society, leaving footprints in every profession as an integral part of human civilization and its...