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

June 10, 2024 | Evident Change

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:...

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Evident Change Welcomes Two New Board Members

June 7, 2024 | Evident Change

We are pleased to announce that Catherine Essig, JD, and Katharine Huffman, JD, recently joined Evident Change's Board of Directors. Both new members are based in Washington, DC. Catherine Essig,...

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Evident Change Presents at 49th Annual APPA Training Institute

June 4, 2024 | Evident Change

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...

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A Lifelong Journey Fuels the Steps to Equity Model

May 31, 2024 | Marisol Martinez

Like most children, I was a curious kid. My earliest memory of being curious about my environment was when I questioned why my neighborhood was only made up of people...

Evident Change at the Giffords Community Violence Intervention Conference

May 28, 2024 | Evident Change

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...

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Using the SDM Model to Challenge Racial Bias

May 7, 2024 | Evident Change

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...

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Evident Change Researchers at SOC Summit 2024

April 25, 2024 | Evident Change

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...

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National Arab American Heritage Month

April 2, 2024 | Evident Change

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....

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The Confession of a Child Welfare Advocate

March 27, 2024 | Deanna Jones, MPA, BSSW, LSW

In approaching this blog and this celebration of Social Work Month I found myself facing a dichotomy: a chasm or divide between two opposing positions. Honestly, I find myself facing...

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Women’s History Month 2024

March 15, 2024 | Evident Change

Women’s History Month has been celebrated annually since Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 in 1987. In a society rooted in patriarchy, women have had to overcome many barriers to excel...