California’s new legislation eliminating the use of cash bail is a step in the right direction toward justice system reform. However, the mandated use of risk assessment to inform decisions about pretrial release and detention is not a simple cure-all. Developing and using a pretrial risk assessment tool is a complex task that must begin with a conversation about values and goals, including racial equity. Read more here.
Announcing the 2018 Media for a Just Society Award Finalists NCCD is proud to announce this year’s finalists for the annual Media for a Just Society Awards. These awards are the only national recognition of media whose work furthers public understanding of social justice issues. Finalists, listed here, were chosen from more than 150 nominations and submissions in six categories: book, film, print/online journalism, radio, TV/video, and youth media. Congratulations to all finalists! The winner of each category will be announced later this year.
NCCD’s New Oakland Office
NCCD’s Oakland, California, office has moved as of October 1.