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Award Finalist Urges Giving Voice to People Who Are Incarcerated

March 19, 2021 | Joe Dole

I wrote “The Case For Why Violent Offenders Deserve Parole” in the months prior to the founding of Parole Illinois, an organization that advocates for sentencing reform and decarceration in...

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Cynthia Burnson Named AQC Scholar by William T. Grant Foundation

March 3, 2021 | Evident Change

Evident Change senior researcher Dr. Cynthia Burnson was recently named a 2021 William T. Grant Advanced Quantitative and Computational (AQC) Scholar. Dr. Burnson will be part of a critical quantitative,...


New Report Evaluates Efforts to Improve Youth Justice in California

March 2, 2021 | Caroline Glesmann

Ending voluntary probation for young people. Reducing or eliminating the use of law enforcement on school campuses. Gaining seats at policymaking tables that influence decisions regarding juvenile justice or education...


Conversations From With(in)

February 22, 2021 | Ashley Hamilton, PhD

With(in) is a podcast committed to shifting the conversation about who is in prison, specifically within the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC). We do this through meaningful, complex, and enlightening...

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Media for a Just Society Award Finalist Explains Why He Writes

February 12, 2021 | Frederick Paine

One reason for writing “I Spent 20 Years on Death Row” is to share my story with the world. It’s not a particularly extraordinary story nor is it one to...

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Honoring Black History With Award-Winning Media

February 4, 2021 | Evident Change

The second half of 2020 brought a surge of interest in books about race and social justice as people around the world protested police killings of Black Americans. With an...

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Evident Change and New Administration in Sync on Equity Priorities

January 21, 2021 | Debra Illingworth Greene

Even as the events of early January grabbed our collective attention, the Trump administration managed to finalize a Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that would allow child welfare agencies...


History of Racial Disparities in Health Care Affects Trust in Vaccine Effort

January 5, 2021 | Wayne Strong

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), long-standing systemic health and social inequities have placed racial and ethnic minority groups at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19....

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Raelene Freitag to Retire, Named a Champion for Children

December 16, 2020 | Evident Change

After working tirelessly since 1997 to advance the field of child protection through Evident Change, Raelene Freitag, PhD, will retire December 31. As International and Special Projects Manager for Evident...

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New Intake Assessment to Consider Bias in Decision Making

December 9, 2020 | NCCD

A new project will help a longtime partner better address one of the most difficult decisions a child welfare worker must make. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has asked Evident Change to develop an intake assessment tool,...