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Reports | National Collaborative for Health Equity | 2015

Report on Media Perceptions and Racial/Ethnic Inequities

Recent unrest in several communities of color around the country has resulted in a plethora of news media reporting, particularly regarding boys and men of color. But much of this reporting, according to a new poll of U.S. adults who work with children, is racially biased, reinforcing negative narratives about this population.
 
The poll, conducted by the University of Michigan National...
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Webinars | 2015

Building Momentum from the Ground Up: A Toolkit for Transformative Change in Policing

Communities across the country that have lived for too long under the weight of discriminatory policing and mass incarceration are calling for a transformation of our policing and criminal justice systems — including meaningful oversight of law enforcement, accountability, an end to the criminalization of communities of color, and investments beyond federally-sponsored tanks and additional...
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Reports | Executive Office of The President of The United States | 2015

Economic Costs of Youth Disadvantage and High-return Opportunities for Change

This report examines the barriers that disadvantaged youth, particularly young men of color, face and quantifies the enormous costs this poses to the U.S. economy. In particular, this report focuses on the significant disparities in education, exposure to the criminal justice system, and employment that persist between young men of color and other Americans. 
 
Closing these opportunity gaps...
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Categories: Safety and Justice
Reports | The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention | 2015

Studying Deterrence Among High-Risk Adolescents

The Pathways to Desistance study followed more than 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for 7 years after their conviction. In this bulletin, the authors present some key findings on the link between perceptions of the threat of sanctions
and deterrence from crime among serious adolescent offenders. Selected findings are as follows:
 
  • There was no meaningful reduction in offending or arrests...
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Categories: School Climate
Tools | National Center for Lesbian Rights, Gender Spectrum | 2015

Schools In Transition A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools

Today’s society is recognizing the experiences and needs of transgender people as never before. This trend is most evident in our nation’s schools, where an increasing number of transgender and gender-expansive students live openly as their authentic
selves. At the same time, parents, students, educators, administrators and other stakeholders are working together to determine the best ways to...
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