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United States of America v. Police Department of Baltimore City et al

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925056/download

Text of the consent decree reached between the U.S. and Baltimore  relating to unconstitutional actions of the city police department.  Covers police/community interactions, use of force, transportation of persons in custody, handling of reports of sexual assault and more.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with City of Baltimore to Reform Police Department’s Unconstitutional Practices

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-reaches-agreement-city-baltimore-reform-police-department-s

Press release summarizing key points to consent decree with Baltimore city officials to resolve findings of federal investigation that the city’s police department engaged in practices that violate the Constitution.  Includes links to text  and Consent Decree Fact Sheet.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department

 

SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2015

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Mental Health,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2015/ssi_asr15.pdf

Provides a statistical summary of the Supplemental Security Income Program including the number of recipients, average monthly payment, total payments for the year, and characteristics of recipients.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Best Practices for Determining Subgroup Size in Accountability Systems While Protecting Personally Identifiable Student Information

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017147.pdf

The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 requires that states create plans with strategies for reporting education outcomes by grade for all students and particular categories of students.  This report helps states determine the sample size needed for significant results while protecting individual privacy.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Report: The Continuing Need to Rethink Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Disability,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/school_discipline_report_-_120916.pdf

Describes progress made and calls for further efforts to reform exclusionary school discipline policies which often betray disparities along racial, sex, and disability characteristics.  Includes a section on the impact of exclusionary discipline practices.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2014: Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0914st.pdf

Reports that the violent victimization rate against persons with disabilities was 2.5 times higher than the rate for persons without disabilities in 2014.  Also describes the types of disabilities and compares victim characteristics.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

FBI Releases 2015 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2015-hate-crime-statistics

Press release featuring highlights from 2015 report on hate crimes.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

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