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The TDM™ Model in Action: One Family’s Experience

April 5, 2022 | Angela Haas, Brandi Lewis, and Jordyn Sharp

The Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) launched the Team Decision Making® (TDM) model in 2019 to improve the likelihood of success for families involved in the system. The...

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Finding Balance in Supervision

April 5, 2022 | Simone Sawyer

I’ve always believed that the purpose of the justice system is to protect, serve, and deliver justice for all. As a community member, I have felt the benefit of police...

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Growing up in Prison

March 7, 2022 | Nick Browning

Coming to prison as a 15-year-old has obviously shaped me in innumerable ways. I've known nothing but institutions from adolescence on and have now spent 14 years in such places....

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Gender-Affirming Care Is Not Abuse

February 24, 2022 | Evident Change

Texas Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton have perilously twisted the definition of child abuse by asking Texans to report parents of transgender minors receiving gender-affirming medical care to child...

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SDM® and TDM™ Models Support Each Other in Child Safety Work

February 15, 2022 | Mackenzie Rutherford

Imagine being a frontline social worker faced with whether to separate a child from their parents. Imagine the difficulties of making this decision daily. How would you know you are...

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SafeMeasures® Offers Tips and Tricks Webinar Series

February 1, 2022 | Evident Change

A series of webinars begins February 15 that will help newer users of SafeMeasures® advance in their knowledge and navigation of Evident Change’s online reporting and performance management tool. The...

Michele Harper

Evident Change Welcomes Michele Harper as New DEI Director

February 1, 2022 | Evident Change

Michele D. Harper has joined Evident Change as Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In this leadership role, Harper will help to expand the work of our DEI team,...

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Predoctoral Institute Inspires Evident Change Researcher

January 4, 2022 | Bertha Arvizo

As a first-generation Latina college student, applying to graduate school was something I always wanted to do. Yet I was intimidated and saw graduate study as somewhat unobtainable. While I...

Mark Soler

Evident Change Board Member, Mark Soler, Retiring From Career in Juvenile Justice Reform

January 4, 2022 | Evident Change

Mark Soler is retiring as executive director of the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP), a public interest law and policy organization in Washington, DC. However, he will continue...

Mindy Rowland

Evident Change Names Mindy Rowland to Head HR and Legal Counsel

January 4, 2022 | Evident Change

Mindy Rowland has joined Evident Change as Chief Legal and Operating Officer. Rowland has served as a consultant to Evident Change, playing an integral role in the organization’s COVID-19 response....