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Georgina Mendoza McDowell Talks Policing Reform on The Law With Tony Lee

May 2, 2024 | by Evident Change | The Law With Tony Lee

Policing fellow Georgina Mendoza McDowell was a recent guest on "The Law With Tony Lee," discussing Evident Change's collaborative policing reform work in Kern County, California. Joseph Brann, a co-monitor...

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Evident Change on Independent Lens

March 4, 2024 | by Evident Change

PBS’s Independent Lens and The Dallas Morning News recently collaborated on a five-part video series, “Kids in Confinement,” based on the reporting of Josephine Peterson. Part Two of the series...

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Research Rewind: Girls in the Justice System

October 12, 2023 | by Evident Change

While juvenile crime rates have been dropping steadily for the last decade, girls have been the fastest-growing population for juvenile detention and residential placements. Research has indicated that girls are...

Tamara Hunter, director of the county’s Commission for Children and Families

Inside Mandated Reporting Reform in Los Angeles County

July 21, 2023 | by Jeremy Loudenback | The Imprint

Los Angeles County has partnered with Evident Change to transform the role of mandated reporters and improve outcomes for families. Dr. Tamara Hunter, executive director of the Los Angeles County...

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Evaluation of Antiviolence Efforts in Philadelphia

July 7, 2023 | by Evident Change

A new report from Evident Change, Equal Measure, Research for Action, and Cities United shares an evaluation of efforts in Philadelphia to reduce gun violence. This comprehensive report provides an...

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price

Dallas County Juvenile Justice: Crafting a New Approach

June 2, 2023 | by Robbie Owens | CBS News Texas

Leaders in Texas are continuing their discussions about how to improve Dallas County juvenile justice system responses to youth in the community. A recent report by Evident Change provided evidence...

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CBS News Texas on the Dallas County Juvenile Justice System

April 10, 2023 | CBS News Texas

Evident Change's new report evaluating the Dallas County juvenile justice system was discussed on CBS News Texas. Reporter Robbie Owens interviewed Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot about issues in...

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...