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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Public Safety
This report provides a road map for city governments to establish a civilian Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) that provides the infrastructure and resources necessary for successful community-based public safety efforts. This report details varying structures and systems in place...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Economic Justice, Health
Black women experience alarming health disparities in the United States during pregnancy and childbirth, suffering from increased rates of severe maternal morbidity, preventable maternal deaths, and mistreatment in healthcare settings. To address the crisis, the brief proposes comprehensive...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report highlights policy mechanisms that state and local governments can use to raise wages at an industry or sectoral level and to support worker organizations. Recommendations include, but are not limited to, using wage boards to establish industry-wide pay standards, partnering...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Public Safety
This fact sheet discusses 5 recommendations for local jurisdictions deliberating over the creation of an Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS)....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice
While state laws limit traditional union rights at the local level, workers' boards can address workers' challenges, provide policy and workplace rule recommendations, and empower workers. Workers' boards are representative government bodies composed of workers, employers, and the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety
This report emphasizes the importance of involving both immigrant and native-born residents in the process of immigrant integration. It provides four key strategies for successful integration: encouraging local leadership, fostering contact between immigrants and natives, building...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Health
This report outlines the role cities can play in protecting safe and fair elections. It details how cities can help facilitate voter registration and participation, mitigate voter confusion, and provide valuable support to local election officers in carrying out their duties....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Too often, the jobs created through government contracts have low wages, poor working conditions, and frequent violations of labor law are common. This report identifies the best practices in government contracting for state and local governments to raise standards for workers and...

Type Article
Year 2023
Level State
State(s) California, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education, Food
California, Maine, Colorado, Minnesota, and New Mexico are addressing child hunger and food insecurity by implementing no-cost school meal programs for all students. Several challenges, such as administrative burdens, rising meal debt, and stigma, burden low-income students. The benefits...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources
State and local governments have taken important steps to combat climate change and promote clean energy, but more must be done to address environmental injustice and transition to a sustainable economy. This report outlines state and local policies for transitioning to 100 percent...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Center for American Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
State and local governments can raise standards for workers and the public through a variety of labor-focused procurement policies including prevailing wages and project-labor agreements. This report outlines best practices for improving conditions for public workers and highlights...

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