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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...

Inside Mandated Reporting Reform in Los Angeles County

July 21, 2023 | by Jeremy Loudenback | The Imprint

Tamara Hunter, director of the county’s Commission for Children and Families
Los Angeles County has partnered with Evident Change to transform the role of mandated reporters and improve outcomes for families. Dr. Tamara Hunter, executive director of the Los Angeles County...

Evaluation of Antiviolence Efforts in Philadelphia

July 7, 2023 | by Evident Change

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A new report from Evident Change, Equal Measure, Research for Action, and Cities United shares an evaluation of efforts in Philadelphia to reduce gun violence. This comprehensive report provides an...


Black History Month

February 1, 2024 | Evident Change

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Black History Month, celebrated every February, has roots stretching back more than a century. In 1915, Harvard historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded an organization called the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, which would launch Negro History Week. Thus began the practice of highlighting the countless...

Dual-System Youth: Mapping an Agenda for Research and Policy

December 7, 2023 | Evident Change

A group of happy teens talking in a park.
As many as half of young people who become involved with the youth justice system have previous involvement with the child welfare system—a group known as dual-system youth.1 Yet, as observed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), “many jurisdictions lack even a culture of collaboration between child welfare services and juvenile justice, [which is]...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 17, 2023 | Evident Change

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As we come together to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), we remember transgender individuals whose lives were taken too soon through hateful acts of violence. TDoR, which is observed annually on November 20, honors their memories and recognizes the ongoing struggle for transgender rights and acceptance. COMMON LANGUAGE Transgender is an umbrella term for...