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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

 

Confidentiality Concerns and Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Among Adolescents and Young Adults Aged 15 to 25

Categories: Health/Medical,Privacy,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db266.pdf

This report describes two measures related to confidentiality and sexual/reproductive health for young adults: concerns that parents might find out and the opportunity to spend time alone with a health care provider without the presence of parents or guardians.  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

 

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/2016_SGR_Full_Report_non-508.pdf

First Surgeon General’s report that focuses on the use of electronic cigarettes.  Highlights the increasing use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults, assesses what we know about the health effects of using these products, and describes strategies tobacco companies use to recruit young customers.  Also suggests interventions to minimize the harm to youth.  From the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

The Facts on E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Message from the U.S. Surgeon General

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

Press release which explains what they are, how they work, and what potential dangers exist.  From the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db264.pdf

Though birth rates declined for teens in both rural and urban areas, the teen birth rate was lowest in large urban counties and highest in rural counties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2013-14 Private School Universe Survey: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016243.pdf

Covers school size, level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, and program emphasis.  Approximately 70% of the 33,619 private schools had a religious orientation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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