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Family Visit Coaching May Improve Child Safety

February 1, 2023 | Evident Change

A recent Evident Change study found that parents who completed Family Visit Coaching (FVC) services had fewer incidences of substantiated abuse or neglect after reunification compared to a control group.  ...

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Hear Us: “If It Can Be Broke, It Can Be Fixed”

January 20, 2023 | Race to Equity Project, Kids Forward

Over three years ago we started the HearUs podcast to amplify the voices of youth in the Wisconsin youth justice system. Our vision: Young adults need to be the central...

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Prisons Don’t Make Us Safer: Myths About Mass Incarceration

January 5, 2023 | Victoria Law

I’ve been writing about incarceration and criminalization for nearly two decades. Over the past several years, I have witnessed mass incarceration enter everyday conversations among people who have never been...

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Remembering Debra Greene

December 21, 2022 | Erin Hanusa

Evident Change is grieving the loss of Debra Illingworth Greene, who passed away on December 14.  Debra was an unfailingly optimistic and kind person as well as a generous colleague....

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A Child Stuck in Our Immigration System

November 3, 2022 | Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci

We didn't set out to make an immigration film. In 2010, while working on a different project, we met 8-year-old Luis, a quirky kid from a Mayan village in Guatemala....

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Why I Needed Family Visits While I Was Incarcerated

October 14, 2022 | Jose Reyna

My personal experience of being locked up in juvenile hall, county jail, and the state Department of Juvenile Justice made me very passionate about family visits because all I ever...

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How Writing Helped Me Make Sense of Difficult Events in My Life

October 14, 2022 | Miles Dale

I was struggling through my algebra homework when my tutor, Megan, recommended that I apply for the Youth Communication Summer Writing Workshop. I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to...

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An Equity-Focused, Collaborative Approach to Risk Assessment

October 11, 2022 | Evident Change

A participatory risk validation examines how well a risk assessment is supporting decision making while centering attention on those who are most impacted, ultimately seeking action to improve practice. This type of...

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Award-Winning Book Grew Out of Anger About Treatment of Black Youth

October 7, 2022 | Kristin Henning

I will never forget the day I walked into a courthouse in Durham, North Carolina, and saw a line of children being escorted down the hallway. The boys, mostly Black...

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Seattle-Area Youth Share Their Truths About Incarceration in Podcast

September 28, 2022 | Lila Shroff

When we encounter stories about incarceration in popular media, the narratives are often misleading.  The stories are distorted by political motives or exaggerated for entertainment purposes, and they commonly lack the perspectives of...