News of Interest

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

Philadelphia skyline
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...

Dallas County Juvenile Justice: Crafting a New Approach

June 2, 2023 | by Robbie Owens | CBS News Texas

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price
Leaders in Texas are continuing their discussions about how to improve Dallas County juvenile justice system responses to youth in the community. A recent report by Evident Change provided evidence...


Celebrate Bisexuality/Bi Visibility Day

September 22, 2023 | Evident Change

A graphic with the pink, purple, and blue colors from the bisexual pride flag, with the words
Introduction September 23 marks Celebrate Bisexuality Day, also known as Bi Visibility Day, a global reminder to support and uplift bisexual individuals. This day provides an opportunity for the bi community to proudly express their identity. Understanding Bisexuality Bisexuality encompasses physical attraction, romantic attraction, or sexual behavior that isn't confined to one gender. Individuals may...

“Uncuffed” Podcast Explores Friendships Formed in Prison

September 12, 2023 | Greg Eskridge

A July 2020 Interfaith Vigil at San Quentin State Prison.
So, the story is about two cellmates who became friends while in prison, right? It's hard enough to find a good cellmate in prison and it's even harder to even find a good friend in prison. And these two found both of them within each other, right? And so here comes the pandemic. COVID hits...

Breaking Down Maternal Walls for Formerly Incarcerated Mothers

September 8, 2023 | By Janet Garcia-Hallett, PhD

An image of the book cover for Invisible Mothers and a headshot of Janet Garcia-Hallett.
Onika was gang-raped at 14 years old by her brother’s friends, and she contracted HIV. Her parents’ denial of her victimization led to suicidal thoughts, anger, and substance use as a coping mechanism—all before becoming a teenage mom and being incarcerated for drug charges. After her husband left her for another man, Laura struggled to...