In Some States, an Unpaid Foster Care Bill Could Mean Parents Lose Their Kids Forever

January 19, 2023 | by Joseph Shapiro | National Public Radio

In North Carolina and at least 11 other states, parents must pay a debt to the government—or they could lose their children. NPR's Joseph Shapiro describes what this means for...

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Team Decision Making® May Improve Equity in Child Welfare

January 10, 2023 | by Evident Change

A new brief from the Annie E. Casey Foundation outlines findings from a randomized controlled trial showing that the Team Decision Making® model may improve equity in child welfare. Child...

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2023 Media for a Just Society Awards Call for Entries

December 7, 2022 | by Evident Change

Are you a writer, filmmaker, podcaster, or other unique creator who is telling stories, raising questions, or proposing solutions to issues in child welfare or the justice system? We invite...

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OJJDP To Host YJAM Youth Panel Discussion

November 3, 2022 | by JUVJUST

To wrap up Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, and the National Juvenile Justice Network will cohost...

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The Most Radical Drug Court Judge in America

October 10, 2022 | by Erin Breretin | SPIN

Judge Everett Mitchell of the Dane County [Wisconsin] Circuit Court is featured in the new issue of SPIN magazine for his unusual and effective tactics running the county’s drug court, located in...

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No Kids in Prison Receives the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award

October 4, 2022 | by Evident Change

Evident Change is proud to announce the winner of this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award: No Kids in Prison. No Kids is an interactive, online experience that combines digital art, audio narratives, and data...

New Video: Rebranding as an Expression of Values

August 11, 2022 | by Evident Change

Evident Change CEO Kathy Park and Director of Communications Erin Hanusa spoke with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity about the process that led to rebranding and renaming Evident Change. Rebranding...

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A Unique Support Group Helps Parents of Children in Foster Care

August 9, 2022 | by Sara Tiano | The Imprint

Parents Anonymous, a nationwide network serving parents who face mental health challenges, substance use, and domestic violence is one of just five programs designated by a federal review panel as...

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Meet the Media for a Just Society Awards Finalists

August 2, 2022 | by Evident Change

Each year, we recognize media from across the United States that further public understanding of Evident Change’s focus areas, including child welfare, youth justice, adult justice, and adult protection. Many...

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Meet Our Judges for the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award

July 6, 2022 | by Evident Change

Evident Change is proud to announce the guest judges for the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award. As the top honor of our Media for a Just Society Awards, the Distinguished Achievement Award...