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Inside Louisiana’s Harshest Juvenile Lockup

March 22, 2022 | by Evident Change

The Marshall Project, NBC News, and ProPublica worked together to investigate a high-security detention facility for youth that opened quietly last summer in Louisiana. The facility—accused of broad abuses of...

Alabama and Arizona Legislators Attempt to Criminalize Gender-Affirming Health Care

March 1, 2022 | by Evident Change

Texas Governor Greg Abbott was in the spotlight last week for likening gender-affirming medical care to child abuse. In reaction, Evident Change called on Texans to reject Abbott’s call to...

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Agency Pivots to Supporting Over Investigating Families

January 4, 2022 | by Tom Buell | CourierTraveler

The Wichita Regional Director for the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) said that the Team Decision Making® (TDM) model is helping the agency keep children out of foster...

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New Youth Justice Fellows Share Their Voices and Perspectives

December 8, 2021 | by Debra Illingworth Greene, Speranza Gonzalez, Michael Papias, Jose Reyna

Evident Change welcomed its second cohort of youth justice fellows this fall. This paid fellowship is currently open to young adults in California who have shown leadership and passion for...

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Michigan House Weighs Bills to Protect Families From Unfair Abuse Claims

December 6, 2021 | by Ted Roelofs | Bridge Michigan

Too many adults have been placed on Michigan’s Central Registry, flagged for the possibility of harming children, according to child welfare experts. Standards are low for registry placement—requiring “evidence” of...

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SafeMeasures® Helps North Carolina County Improve Child Safety and Support

November 3, 2021 | by Evident Change

A new publication from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports on the successful efforts of Mecklenburg County [North Carolina] Youth and Family Services Division (YSF) to improve child and family...

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Study Links Team Decision Making™ Model to Better Child Welfare Outcomes

November 2, 2021 | by Evident Change

A new study found that the Team Decision Making™ (TDM) model makes a difference in preventing children from being removed from their homes. TDM™ meetings help participating families feel heard,...

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Evident Change Researcher Attends Institute to Address Child Abuse

October 18, 2021 | by Evident Change

Bertha Arvizo, a researcher with Evident Change, was admitted to the 2021 Leadership, Equity, and Diversity for Higher Education (LEAD) Predoctoral Institute, held virtually October 6–8.  Arvizo was chosen for...

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Annie E. Casey Foundation Lists Evident Change as Force for Change in Juvenile Justice

October 14, 2021 | by Evident Change

Evident Change is honored to be included on the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s list of national nonprofits “at the forefront of youth justice reform.” AECF’s blog post describes Evident Change...

Announcing Winners of the 2021 Distinguished Achievement & Media for a Just Society Awards

October 6, 2021 | by Evident Change

Evident Change is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award and Media for a Just Society Awards—given annually to recognize profound insight into the realities of social systems...