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Why I Wrote Privilege and Punishment

September 9, 2021 | Matthew Clair

I wrote Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court to understand and help to improve the lives of people who experience being processed as a defendant...

Beyond the Binary: Expanding Gender Identity Representation in Data Collection

August 19, 2021 | Jess Abercrombie

The data we choose to collect are indicative of our values and beliefs. Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly curious about the information that is collected on me...

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Student Researchers Join Evident Change

August 2, 2021 | Evident Change

With the aim of growing a new cadre of social justice researchers, Evident Change recently recruited students from across the country at all levels of higher education. These interns and...

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SDM® Model Update Leads to Bigger System Change in Michigan

July 29, 2021 | Evident Change

What started as a request for Evident Change to develop an intake assessment tool has become much more for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). Community involvement...

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SafeMeasures® Can Help With Family First Requirements

June 30, 2021 | Evident Change

If your state received federal approval for its Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) plan, you may be well on your way to decreasing your reliance on foster care. However,...

Deajah Nunn and Hayden Renato

Youth Justice Fellows’ Work Culminates in Systems Recommendations

May 27, 2021 | Evident Change

As Evident Change’s first Youth Justice Fellows wrap up over nine months of work, they leave an indelible mark on the organization. Along with consulting on system-improvement projects across the...

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Family First Evidence Standards Risk Worsening Racial Inequities in Child Welfare

May 27, 2021 | Cynthia Burnson, PhD

The Family First Prevention Services Act has the potential to move significant child welfare resources upstream—to fund services that help families provide safe, loving homes for their children. While this...

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Doing Better With Data: SafeMeasures® Can Help

May 19, 2021 | Evident Change

Without an integrated case management system, a child welfare agency’s time and money go into data collection and reporting—and likely stop there. To help children and families achieve their greatest...

Deajah Nunn

Youth Advisor Uses Lived Experience to Help Former Foster Youth

May 5, 2021 | By Debra Illingworth Greene

When Deajah Nunn joined Evident Change as a youth advisor in 2020, she brought along her own interests and concerns as a former foster youth. Happily—for both Deajah and her...

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Dashboards Can Help Workers Navigate to Child Safety

April 21, 2021 | Bill James, LCSW

Everyone knows you shouldn’t stare constantly at the dashboard while driving. But what would happen if you never looked at your dashboard? You would risk not seeing a maintenance light...