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Erin Espinosa, Chris Scharenbroch Take on New Roles at Evident Change

May 4, 2021 | by Evident Change

Erin Espinosa, PhD, a senior researcher at Evident Change since 2019, has been promoted to Director of Research. Espinosa brings a wealth of experience to this role. In her more...

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Georgina Mendoza McDowell Joins Evident Change as Policing Fellow

May 4, 2021 | by Evident Change

Georgina Mendoza McDowell is a new policing fellow at Evident Change, bringing her expertise to the team charged with monitoring the Kern County Sheriff’s Office in California. While new to...

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Many Say Now Is the Time to Fight Racial Bias in Foster Care

April 14, 2021 | by David Crary | ABC News

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped expose the pervasiveness of racial inequities in US society, including many that drive families of color into child welfare system involvement at rates that are...

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The Language Project

April 12, 2021 | by The Marshall Project

A series of articles published by The Marshall Project examines the language our society uses to identify people who are incarcerated. The authors may have different experiences using different “labels,” but...


Designing a Universal Child Allowance: Who Can Claim Which Kids?

April 12, 2021 | by Jacob Goldin and Ariel Jurow Kleiman | Brookings

In an article about the newly enacted Child Tax Credit, two law professors propose changes to the “child-claiming” rules that currently determine who can claim which children. Children who are...

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When the Pandemic Came to Sullivan Prison

April 6, 2021 | by John J. Lennon | The New York Times Magazine

Data on how COVID-19 has affected people who are incarcerated are available – perhaps most comprehensively through The Marshall Project. However, for a look behind the numbers, read John J....

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Journal Publishes Paper on Parents Anonymous Study

March 31, 2021 | by Evident Change

Members of the Evident Change research team published a paper in the March issue of Children and Youth Services Review, an international, peer-reviewed journal. “The Impact of Parents Anonymous on...

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New Research Fellow Focuses on Mandated Reporting

March 31, 2021 | by Evident Change

María Gandarilla Ocampo, MSW, is a new research fellow at Evident Change. A third-year social work doctoral student at Washington University, St. Louis, she brings her expertise to Evident Change...

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Many Juvenile Jails Are Now Almost Entirely Filled With Young People of Color

March 8, 2021 | by Eli Hager | The Marshall Project

Youth incarceration rates have fallen dramatically since 2000, and the uptick in releasing youth from detention during the pandemic has helped even more. However, it’s not all good news for...

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66 House Dems Call for Reinstating HHS Regs Against Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

March 4, 2021 | by Chris Johnson | Washington Blade

A group of 66 House Democrats has asked the Biden administration to put back regulations that bar anti-LGBTQ discrimination among social services that receive federal funding from the US Department...