1. My Brother’s Keeper Task Force: One-Year Progress Report to the President

    On February 27, 2014 President Barack Obama launched “My Brother’s Keeper” (MBK). The President’s call to action was a reflection of his commitment to close opportunity gaps still faced by too many young people, and often faced by boys and young men of color in particular. The President’s vision found its roots in...
  2. The State of Latinos in the Deep South: Challenges & Opportunities

    Latinos/Hispanics continue to be one of the fastest growing population in Southern states, and the entire nation. The Southern region faces unique challenges and opportunities for Latinos in all areas that impact the overall state of Latino day-to-day life and health conditions. The Latinos in the Deep South Program of...
  3. Applying Proven Strategies to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System

    This webinar was offered to states participating in the initiative “Improving Diversion Policies and Programs for Justice Involved Youth with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders: An Integrated Policy Academy/Action Network Initiative.” This initiative is an effort to increase the number of youth with co-occurring mental and substance use...
  4. Incorporating Racial Equity into Criminal Justice Reform

    This briefing paper has reviewed trends in racial disparity in the criminal justice system, identified its causes, and presented a selection of best practices from past reforms. Criminal sentencing for racial minorities – both in its vast scale and its disproportionate rate relative to whites – has been harmful to public safety and...
  5. Parent Empowerment through Advocating for Change and Education

    NNEDLearn 2014 Participant: New Mexico Asian Family Center Description: The Parent Empowerment through Advocating for Change and Education (PEACE) program was started to increase the capacity of systems serving the Asian community in order to contribute to a thriving Asian community in New Mexico; promote Asian families’ knowledge, access, and empowerment;...
  6. Decreasing Family Violence and Recidivism For African American Men

    Description: Intervention: recruitment, training, and retention of African American batterers intervention professionals and training for others to increase cultural competence Prevention/Early Intervention: Creation of batterers intervention ‘peer mentors’ who are African American men and others that have successfully completed programs and remain abuse free. Peer Mentors who support men in...