Washington, D.C. : Bureau of Justice Statistics, February 14, 2019.
Book — 1 online resource (iv, 26 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
'This report examines the extent to which statistical estimates of offender populations, criminal careers, and recidivism rates are impacted by the sealing of criminal records. The paper focuses on New York state, which has some of the nation's most extensive record-sealing policies. The report highlights the need to understand state-specific criminal history recording and reporting practices when calculating national estimates of offending patterns and performing cross-jurisdictional comparisons. Data are from BJS's Adult Criminal Trajectories of Juvenile Offenders Project, which tracked the criminal history patterns of persons arrested at age 16 or 17 in New York in 2001 for a 10-year period."--Abstracts.
[United States] : National Crime Statistics Exchange : RTI International, February 14, 2019.
Book — 1 online resource (iv, 22 pages) : illustrations Digital: text file.
"The authors of this report compared patterns of violent victimization in the Bakken oil-producing region to those in surrounding counties outside of the Bakken region. This report focuses on trends in violent crime from 2006 to 2012, a period during which regions of Montana and North Dakota that contain parts of the Bakken shale formation experienced relatively rapid growth in oil and gas production, an influx of new residents to work in oil sector-related jobs, and according to reports from the area, a corresponding increase in calls for service to local law enforcement. The information in this report comes from Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)-sponsored analysis of data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). From 2006 to 2012, the rate of violent victimization known to law enforcement in the Bakken oil-producing region of Montana and North Dakota increased, particularly the rate of aggravated assault, which increased 70%. There was no similar increase in rates of violent crime in the counties surrounding the Bakken oil region. Rates of male and female violent victimization in the Bakken region increased during this period, with the increase being higher for males (up 31%) than females (up 18%)."--Abstract.
[United States] : [publisher not identified], 2017.
Book — 1 online resource (16 pages) Digital: text file.PDF.
Financial exploitation of older adults (FE) is a highly significant social problem that, to date, has not received much attention from the field of psychology. Data sources tracking FE report that FE has been increasing with losses of approximately $2.9 billion dollars per year. Psychological risk factors are well established and psychological outcomes have recently been demonstrated. FE can occur at any stage of the lifespan and the literature regarding prevalence amongst older adults has been mixed in terms of supporting a theory that older adults are more "susceptible" to fraud. However, there has been literature with documentation that older adults are targeted disproportionately, and are less likely to report FE.
On December 7, 2015, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) , Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, jointly initiated an investigation of the City of Chicago’s Police Department (CPD) and the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA). This investigation was undertaken to determine whether the Chicago Police Department is engaging in a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct and, if so, what systemic deficiencies or practices within CPD, IPRA, and the City might be facilitating or causing this pattern or practice. Our investigation assessed CPD’s use of force, including deadly force, and addressed CPD policies, training, reporting, investigation, and review related to officer use of force. The investigation further addressed CPD ’s and IPRA’s systems of accountability both as they relate to officer use of force and officer misconduct, including the intake, investigation, and review of allegations of officer misconduct, and the imposition of discipline or other corrective action. We also investigated racial, ethnic, or other disparities in CPD’s force and accountability practices, and assessed how those disparities inform the breakdown in community trust
[Oak Ridge, Tenn.] : Oak Ridge National Laboratory,  Minneapolis, MN : East View Information Services, 
Dataset — 1 online resource
At approximately 1 km resolution (30" X 30"), LandScan is the finest resolution global population distribution data available and represents an ambient population (average over 24 hours). The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and a multi-variable dasymetric modeling approach to disaggregate census counts within an administrative boundary. Since no single population distribution model can account for the differences in spatial data availability, quality, scale, and accuracy as well as the differences in cultural settlement practices, LandScan population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.
Book — 1 online resource (20 pages) Digital: text file.
"Media have played an important role in framing the public debate on the “refugee crisis” that peaked in autumn of 2015. This report examines the narratives developed by print media in eight European countries and how they contributed to the public perception of the “crisis”, shifting from careful tolerance over the summer, to an outpouring of solidarity and humanitarianism in September 2015, and to a securitisation of the debate and a narrative of fear in November 2015."--Document home page.
Book — 1 online resource (109 pages) Digital: text file.
"The police are at the frontline of the criminal justice system and the first point of contact for many victims of hate crime. This manual is designed for police trainers, investigators, managers, hate crime officers and frontline police officers working in countries across the Council of Europe region to develop essential skills to identify and investigate hate crimes against LGBTI persons."--Document home page.
[Anchorage, Alaska] : U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Alaska OCS Region, 
Book — 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color maps. Digital: text file.PDF.
Appendix I. SICAA survey questionnaire
Appendix 2. SICAA literature review
Appendix 3. SICAA social indicator assessment
Appendix 4. Community outreach materials
Appendix 5. Introductory letter to communities
Appendix 6. Additional detailed impact responses.
A study using a social indicator system to provide baseline data on the well-being of residents of the North Slope in Alaska in order to study the effects of oil and gas exploration and development on local communities.
Oakland, CA : Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, August 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (v, 88 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
New economic study shows California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) protects the environment without stunting economic growth. CEQA requires state and local agencies to identify the potentially significant environmental impacts of proposed plans and development projects, and then to avoid or mitigate those impacts when feasible. This report was designed to closely examine the arguments and assumptions underlying the most current calls for changes to the law.
Washington, DC : Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (xiii, 413 pages) : charts Digital: text file.
Letter from the Director
Collaborative Reform Team
Part I. Introduction.
1. Organization and structure
Part II. Assessment.
2. Use of force
4. Community policing practices
6. Recruitment, hiring, and personnel practices
Part III. Conclusion.
8. Next steps
Part IV. Appendices
Appendix A. Findings and recommendations
Appendix B. Background on San Francisco. San Francisco Police Department
San Francisco crime statistics
Appendix C. Methods
Appendix D. Use of force data and methodology
Appendix E. Traffice stop data statistical analysis
Appendix F. SFPD stop data collection recommendations
Appendix G. Memorandum of Agreement between U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and San Francisco Police Department for collaborative reform initiative for technical assistance
Appendix H. Goal and objectives statement
Appendix I. Memorandum re: Review of San Francisco proposed use of force policies
Appendix J. SFPD draft Department General Order 5.01: Use of force
Appendix K. Memorandum re: Recommendation regarding recent electronic communication incident
Abbreviations and acronyms
About the COPS Office.
In response to community concerns regarding several controversial officer-involved shootings, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and former Police Chief Greg Suhr asked the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to assess the department’s policies and practices through the Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance (CRI-TA) process.
[Washington, D.C.] : Congressional Research Service, November 30, 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (21 pages). Digital: text file.
"Congress annually considers several appropriations measures, which provide discretionary funding for numerous activities--for example, national defense, education, and homeland security--as well as general government operations. Congress has developed certain rules and practices for the consideration of appropriations measures, referred to as the congressional appropriations process. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of this process. Appropriations measures are under the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. In recent years these measures have provided approximately 35% to 39% of total federal spending. The remainder of federal spending comprises direct (or mandatory) spending, controlled by House and Senate legislative committees, and net interest on the public debt. The annual appropriations cycle is initiated with the President's budget submission, which is due on the first Monday in February. This is followed by congressional consideration of a budget resolution that, in part, sets spending ceilings for the upcoming fiscal year. The target date for completion of the budget resolution is April 15. Committee and floor consideration of the annual appropriations bills occurs during the spring and summer months and may continue through the fall and winter until annual appropriations are enacted. Floor consideration of appropriations measures is subject to procedural rules that may limit the content of those measures and any amendments thereto. Congress has established a process that provides for two separate types of measures associated with discretionary spending: authorization bills and appropriation bills. These measures perform different functions. Authorization bills establish, continue, or modify agencies or programs. Appropriations measures subsequently provide funding for the agencies and programs authorized. There are three types of appropriations measures. Regular appropriations bills provide most of the funding that is provided in all appropriations measures for a fiscal year and must be enacted by October 1, the beginning of the fiscal year. If regular bills are not enacted by the beginning of the new fiscal year, Congress adopts continuing resolutions to continue funding, generally until regular bills are enacted. Supplemental appropriations bills provide additional appropriations to become available during a fiscal year. Budget enforcement for appropriations measures under the congressional budget process has both statutory and procedural elements. The statutory elements are derived from the Budget Control Act of 2011, which imposes limits on discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years between FY2012 and FY2021. The procedural elements generally stem from requirements under the Congressional Budget Act that are normally associated with the budget resolution. Through this Budget Act process, the Appropriations Committee in each chamber, as well as each of their subcommittees, receives procedural limits on the total amount of budget authority for the upcoming fiscal year (referred to as 302(a) and 302(b) allocations). Enforcement of the statutory limits occurs primarily through sequestration, while enforcement of the procedural limits occurs through points of order. Discretionary appropriations may be designated or otherwise provided so that they are effectively exempt from statutory and procedural budget enforcement. Such designations include "emergency requirements, " "overseas contingency operations/global war on terrorism, " and for "disaster relief." Rescissions are provisions of law that cancel previously enacted budget authority. As budget authority providing the funding must be enacted into law, so too a rescission cancelling the budget authority must be enacted into law. Rescissions can be included either in separate rescission measures or any of the three types of appropriations measures."--PDF page 2.
[San Jose, California] : Working Partnerships USA, 
Book — 1 online resource (pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
This brief summarizes the findings from the four community meetings and workshops with more than 400 community residents in attendance. From August through September 2015, the Transportation Justice Alliance (TJA) and the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) co-presented meeting and workshops in South County, North County, Downtown San Jose, and East San Jose to provide information on the potential 2016 transit tax from VTA while soliciting meaningful input about residents' transit needs and challenges.
Book — 1 online resource (1 data file, 1 text file (50 pages)) : color illustrations. Digital: text file; data file.
The purpose of the NewSpace Global 2016 SmallSat Report is to provide a financial focused market overview of the small satellite sub-vertical. Includes small satellite company by company financial analysis and market forecast. The DataDive contains the data at the foundation of the report, and the Analysis Guide contains "key takeaways" and conclusions based on the DataDive. Macros must be enabled to view the DataDive.
Santa Cruz, CA : Everett Program, University of California Santa Cruz, March 29, 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (35 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
Silicon Valley technology industries contract workforce assessment, studying the largely invisible contract workforce: janitors, security guards, shuttle drivers, landscape workers, cafeteria workers and other who provide direct services to the high-tech firms through contracting arrangements. Often these experience low-wages and insecure working conditions.
[San Jose, California] : Working Partnerships USA, March 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
This fact sheet highlights the key findings from an assessment put together by Everett Program Director Chris Benner and research partner Kyle Neering exploring the contract workforce in Silicon Valley. The contract workforce includes sub-contract employees who are excluded from the benefits of the regular employees. Janitors, security guards, shuttle drivers, landscape workers, cafeteria workers and others who provide direct services to these high-tech firms through contracting arrangements often experience low-wages and insecure working conditions.
Last updated September 17, 2015. - [Washington, D.C.] : EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration, September 17, 2015.
Book — 1 online resource (19 unnumbered pages) : color map Digital: text file; PDF.
State energy profiles provide data and analysis on consumption, energy indicators, prices, reserves and supply, distribution and marketing, and environment. This CA profile is a snapshot in time from September, 2015. The EIA Website provides timely updates and estimates for California and all 50 states and US territories.
Dataset — 1 online resource (1 data file, 1 text file (46 pages)) : color illustrations. Digital: data file; Excel.text file; PDF.
The NewSpace Global 2015 Investor Report examines over $10B in across over 400 investments in NewSpace. Over 250 investors and 100 companies are covered in the Report, including case studies of investment in Skybox Imaging, The Climate Corporation, and SpaceX. The DataDive contains the data at the foundation of the report, and the Analysis Guide contains "key takeaways" and conclusions based on the DataDive. Macros must be enabled to view the DataDive.
Book — 1 online resource (1 data file, 1 text file (40 pages)) : color illustrations.
The purpose of the NewSpace Global 2015 SmallSat Report is to provide a financial focused market overview of the small satellite sub-vertical. Includes small satellite company by company financial analysis and market forecast. The DataDive contains the data at the foundation of the report, and the Analysis Guide contains "key takeaways" and conclusions based on the DataDive. Macros must be enabled to view the DataDive.
Dataset — 1 online resource (1 data file, 1 text file (42 pages)) : color illustrations. Digital: data file; Excel.text file; PDF.
The NewSpace Global 2016 Investor Report includes an expanded analysis of nearly 1,000 companies with 200+ publicly traded entities and investment activities over the past 12 months. The DataDive contains the data at the foundation of the report, and the Analysis Guide contains "key takeaways" and conclusions based on the DataDive. Macros must be enabled to view the DataDive.
Las Cruces, New Mexico : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces District Office, 
Book — 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps. Digital: text file.
This Record of Decision (ROD) approves the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument (PTNM) Resource Management Plan (RMP). This ROD and RMP provide overall direction for management of all resources on BLM-administered land within the National Monument. The PTNM is 5,255 acres and is located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico.
Final plan. - San Mateo : City of San Mateo, February 2015.
Book — 1 online resource (515 pages in various pagings) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
During the past several years, momentum behind the Complete Streets (or sustainable streets) movement has continued to increase, fueled by a public desire for walkable, bikeable streets with options aside from driving. A national survey released in September 2012 showed that 55% of Americans want to drive less, but 74% say they have no choice . Public sentiment has begun placing greater value on having other options available, whether for commuting, trips to the grocery store, or simply for recreation. While much of San Mateo is safe and convenient, a Sustainable Streets Plan presents an opportunity for the City to formalize a framework that will guide the development of a first-class transportation network that will allow for safe movement by any individual whether by car, on bike or on foot. Streets represent a large portion of the public space, and as such, have the opportunity to have a significant impact on wellness, recreation, ecology, economic development, and interaction with public spaces. This planning effort built upon existing planning efforts such as the Citywide Pedestrian Master Plan and Bicycle Master Plan to ensure that priority networks throughout the City can be implemented, while also ensuring that all streets provide a basic level of access and mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. The city's approach in developing this plan carried one key goal: implementation of sustainable streets in the City of San Mateo for the benefit of our residents present and future.
Dataset — 1 online resource (3 data files, 1 text file) Digital: data file.
The Loan Level Market Analytics data set is comprised of detailed loan prime and subprime loan data. It includes data on loan origination, loan performance, and inferred and contributed loan modification data. Data covers 1990-2014.
Book — 1 online resource (131 pages) : color illustrations
The purpose of the NewSpace Global 2014 SmallSat Report is to provide a financial focused market overview of the small satellite sub-vertical. Includes small satellite company by company financial analysis and market forecast.
[Bakersfield, Calif.] : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 2014.
Book — 1 online resource (xviii, 279 pages) : color maps Digital: text file.PDF.
This ROD is an approval of a proposal from the Bureau of Land Management to manage the BLM-administered lands in the Bakersfield Field Office. This proposal is presented in the attached Approved Resource Management Plan. This Approved RMP was described as Alternative B in the Bakersfield PRMP/FEIS, which was released on August 28, 2012.--from Introduction (page i).
[San Jose, California] : Working Partnerships USA, 
Book — 1 online resource (4 pages) Digital: text file.
As employers shirk employment responsibilities to limit liability or long-term commitment, these workers face some of the highest levels of risk for serious injuries. In its recent investigation Temporary Work, Lasting Harm, Pro Publica found that in California, temporary workers had about a 50% greater risk of being injured on the job than traditional direct-hire employees.
San Jose, CA : Working Partnerships USA, June 2013.
Book — 1 online resource (83 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
This report addresses the severity and persistence of the poor and inequitable outcomes that children from low-income backgrounds, immigrant families or families of color experience in the daunting environments of educational and health systems. It was published with the funding from FIRST 5 Santa Clara County and in partnership with Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County.
Washington, DC : Police Executive Research Forum, 
Book — 1 online resource (vii, 40 pages) : portraits
"This report from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) examines the impact of Compstat on police performance and accountability. Compstat is a “performance management system that is used to reduce crime and achieve other police department goals.” The system has four core components and emphasizes information-sharing, responsibility and accountability, and improving effectiveness. The components are: 1) timely and accurate information or intelligence; 2) rapid deployment of resources; 3) effective tactics; and 4) relentless follow-up. The report has three major sections. The first section details what Compstat is and how it was developed and adopted, first by the New York City Police Department and subsequently by other law enforcement and non-law enforcement agencies. The second section of the report discusses what is known about Compstat in today’s criminal justice system. The third section of the report discusses the future of Compstat and presents the views of agency officials on their plans for the use of Compstat"--NCJRS website.
Book — 172 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 31 x 31 cm
Food: An Atlas is a crowd-sourced and crowd-funded collaborative project of guerrilla cartography and publishing. The atlas endeavors to map food in its myriad contexts and conditions at many scales of research and geography.Scores of cartographers and food researchers, a production team, a kickstarter team, a book design team and an editorial panel--in all more than 100 collaborators--came together in the spirit of knowledge-caching to create Food: An Atlas. All proceeds from the sale of this atlas are donated to a food-related non-profit voted by the collaborators to be the beneficiary of their creative and scholarly work.
[California] : California Stewardship Network, January 2013.
Book — 1 online resource (34 pages) : color illustrations. Digital: text file.
"In regions throughout California, steward leaders are working across boundaries to create stronger, more prosperous communities. This report highlights key innovations from regions across the state, demonstrating how a stewardship approach can address a wide range of economic, environmental, and social challenges."--Introduction.
Book — 1 online resource (x, 560 p.) : digital, PDF file.
Members of the Constitution Projects's Task Force on Detainee Treatment.
A word on reading this report.
Statement of the Task Force.
Findings and recommendations.
Detention at Guantanamo.
The legal process of the Federal Government after September
Rendition and the "black sites".
The role of medical professionals in detention and interrogation operations.
True and false confessions: the efficacy of torture and brutal interrogations.
Effects and consequences of U.S. policies.
The Obama Administration.
The role of Congress.
Memo in support of Finding #1.
Memo in support of finding #2.
Guide to acronyms.
This report by the Constitution Project's blue ribbon Task Force on Detainee Treatment is the most comprehensive, bipartisan investigation into the detention and treatment of suspected terrorists yet published. The product of more than two years of research, analysis and deliberation by the Task Force members and staff, it provides the American people with a broad understanding of what is known, and what may still be unknown, about the past and current treatment of suspected terrorists detained by the U.S. government during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations, and across multiple geographic theatres, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo and the so-called "black sites." Its conclusion: "It is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture" after September 11, 2001 "and that the nation's highest officials bore ultimate responsibility for it."
Washington, D.C. : U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (128 pages) : PDF, color illustrations
"The APEX Assessment Tools Protocol includes the APEX Screener, the APEX Organizational Profile, and the APEX Inventory. These tools provide correctional agencies with processes to assess their internal and external environments, their readiness for change, and their performance on key indicators from the APEX Public Safety Model domains. These self-assessment tools are designed specifically for correctional agencies to use in a variety of ways: (1) sequentially: Screener--Organizational Profile--Inventory, (2) one or two of the tools as chosen by the agency, (3) as a checkup to see how the agency is performing, and (4) as a pretest or posttest to measure progress as a whole organization or by one department only. The assessment tool reports are designed to guide discussions of the results and how the agency wants to use the results to create a performance improvement plan"--Page 39.
Book — 1 online resource (11 pages) : PDF, color illustrations, color maps
"The general case against austerity has been well made: the economy moves into a cycle of decline. Let us suppose that current policy fails, that it becomes clear that the freed-up market is not bringing growth within the current parliament, and so even more money needs to be saved. One possible path to follow is greater austerity for the rich."--Document home page.
[Washington, D.C.] : [U.S. Census Bureau], [2002?]
Book — 1 online resource (24 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
This is a profile of California's population with some comparisons to the United States population. It is based on recently released demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics collected in the 2000 census
Updated April 16, 2012. - San Mateo, California : City of San Mateo, April 16, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (854 pages in various pagings) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
The City of San Mateo Bicycle Master Plan guides the future development of bicycle facilities and programs in the City. The recommendations in this Plan will help the City reach goals adopted in the General Plan as well as the Sustainable Initiatives Plan by creating an environment and programs that support bicycling for transportation and recreation, encourage fewer trips by car and support active lifestyles. This Bicycle Master Plan provides a broad vision, strategies and actions for the improvement of the bicycling environment in San Mateo. The purpose of this Plan is to expand the existing network, complete network gaps, provide greater connectivity, educate, and encourage the public, and to maximize funding sources. This Plan also satisfies requirements of the California Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA), and other state and federal funding programs that require a bicycle master plan for project eligibility.
Book — 1 online resource (410 pages in various pagings) : color illustrations. Digital: text file.
The City of San Mateo recognizes the value of walking and has developed this Citywide Pedestrian Master Plan to improve the pedestrian environment and to establish itself as a more walkable, livable, and healthy city.
Nairobi : United Nations Environment Programme, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (1 PDF file (131 pages)) : ill.
Greening small-scale fisheries and aquaculture
Marine-based renewable energy
Ocean nutrient pollution from agriculture, feritilizer production and wastewater management sectors
Metals in the deep : preparing for a new frontier in mining
Our seas are among our most valuable natural resources, yet human beings are exploiting them. The authors argue that sectors dependent on the marine environment, such as aquaculture and coastal tourism, can become more profitable while also reducing their environmental footprint. The book likewise explores how sectors such as agriculture, energy, and deep-sea mining can contribute to the creation of sustainable marine environments. Thematic maps and illustrations are used very effectively.
[Washington, DC] : U.S. House of Representatives, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (vii, 52 p.) : digital, PDF file.
The threat posed to U.S. national-security interests by vulnerabilities in the telecommunications supply chain is an increasing priority given the country's reliance on interdependent critical infrastructure systems; the range of threats these systems face; the rise in cyber espionage; and the growing dependence all consumers have on a small group of equipment providers. China has the means, opportunity, and motive to use telecommunications companies for malicious purposes. Suggested 'mitigation measures' cannot fully address the threat posed by Chinese telecommunications companies providing equipment and services to United States critical infrastructure. The Committee launched this investigation to seek answers to some persistent questions about the Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE and their ties to the Chinese government. Throughout the months-long investigation, both Huawei and ZTE sought to describe, in different terms, why neither company is a threat to U.S. national-security interests. Unfortunately, neither ZTE nor Huawei have cooperated fully with the investigation, and both companies have failed to provide documents or other evidence that would substantiate their claims or lend support for their narratives.
San Jose, CA : Working Partnerships USA, October 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (142 pages) : illustrations, color portraits. Digital: text file; PDF.
The fourth edition of the Life in the Valley Economy series reports that widening income inequality endangers the middle class and in a consumer-based economy, a weaker middle class threatens the economy as a whole. The report's Solutions section calls for policy changes such as a higher minimum wage, full implementation of national health reform and other public-sector measure to remedy the situation.
[Washintgon, D.C.] : U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (4 volumes (2057 pages in various paging) : color illustrations, color maps
Describes the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Final 2012-2017 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program (PFP), which establishes a schedule that is used as a basis for considering where and when oil and gas leasing might be appropriate over a 5-year period.
[California] : California Stewardship Network, January 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (27 pages) : color illustrations. Digital: text file.
"California's regions are a wellspring of promising practices that are transforming local economies and communities across the State. This report provides a window into 10 specific practices from 10 diverse regions, a sampling of innovations emerging from California's grassroots. The purpose of this compendium is to encourage and educate other practitioners across the State about how to move forward with new approaches to regional problem-solving. It is also intended to provide state leaders with insights into the importance of regional, bottoms-up innovation to the future of California.'--Introduction.
London : Institute for Public Policy Research, 2012.
Book — 108 p.
"Over the course of the last century, the progressive integration of the global economy has helped drive the economic growth that has contributed to lifting millions of people out of poverty around the world. In the developed world it has brought down the cost of consumer goods, driven productivity increases in many sectors, and created new markets for goods and services where western firms have comparative advantages. Many people have unprecedented opportunities to travel and work abroad, and the increasing cultural and political dialogue between individuals has helped to spread the acceptance of universal values like democracy, liberty, and human rights. Since the second world war, flows of goods, services and capital have rapidly increased. Knowledge, ideas and values have also spread across borders like never before. The movement of people - both economic migrants and tourists - has vastly expanded, although perhaps surprisingly it has stayed static as a percentage of the global population. "- -Extract.
[Washington, D.C.] : Institute for Women's Policy Research, August 2014.
Book — 1 online resource (7 pages). Digital: text file.
This briefing paper presents estimates of access to paid sick days in San Jose by sex, race and ethnicity, industry, occupation, earning, and family status through analysis of government data sources, including 2011-2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS).
Oakland, CA : Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, 
Book — 1 online resource (12 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
A report of the first six years of the Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund, which was launched in 2003 to energize and empower the environmental grassroots through small grants, coaching, training, workshops and other services. Program officers at the Compton Foundation, the Richard and Rhonda Goldman Fund, and Rose Foundation created the Grassroots Fund as an avenue for foundations to effectively direct resources to grassroots activists and communities.
Book — 1 online resource (133 pages) : illustrations, color portraits Digital: text file; PDF.
This third edition documents a dire employment situation that may foreshadow a "jobless recovery" excluding working families, perhaps an indicator for the nation. In addition, it includes a Solutions section that focuses on some of the region's public policy choices.
In response to mounting concerns regarding the decline in birthrate in Japan and the increasing aged population, center-based daycare has assumed an important role in Japanese society. In order to tackle the issues of low birthrate and longevity, demand for policies that encourage women to both participate in the workforce and have children is greater than ever. Since 1997, this perceived need has brought about a policy transformation in Japan's postwar system of approved nursery centers (i.e., nursery facilities that meet the national daycare quality standards), which had--until then--operated measures entirely under the control of the municipalities, as part of the child welfare policy of the Japanese government. In order to respond to the urgent need for daycare services and facilities, the government has instigated a policy of privatization throughout its nursery centers system and has relaxed many of the regulations in the field of daycare services provision. However, in the course of the privatization of public nursery centers, the government has been widely regarded as prioritizing "capacity (quantity)" concerns over "quality" concerns when constructing its policies. Because the nursery centers system has undergone legal reform and because quality concerns are on the rise, both researchers and administrative officers have come to recognize how important it is to define and measure quality nursery daycare. With this issue in mind, this study proposes an approach to assess the quality of Japan's nursery daycare against international standards, particularly from the standpoint of a state party's obligations under the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The following research questions are central to this study: To what extent does Japan comply with international standards on daycare quality? Are there international standards that Japan should be permitted exemptions from, and if exemptions are appropriate, what is the rationale for such exemptions? This study is the first detailed examination of Japan's nursery daycare policies under the framework of the UNCRC written in English. The introduction of a daycare quality assessment method to Japan--one that is based on international standards--serves as a useful basis both for the smooth formulation and implementation of nursery policies that ensure daycare provisions (in terms of quantity and quality) and to provide a benchmark against which reasonable judicial rulings can be made on the basis of the "the best interests of the child, " one of the core principles in the UNCRC. Furthermore, it will also help provide some insights into how stakeholders of nursery daycare in OECD countries are able to ensure that daycare quality takes children's best interests into account while also considering the historic, cultural, and social contexts of respective countries.
[California] : California Stewardship Network, July 2010.
Book — 1 online resource (27 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
"Thriving Regions Lead to a Thriving State" is a shared agenda for action to promoting California's Economic Recovery through Regional Strategies. Each region of California needs the necessary support to develop and implement a recovery strategy that reflects its own unique challenges, industry mix, and innovation assets based on shared principles."
Book — 1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations, color portraits Digital: text file; PDF.
This is the second annual LIVE report. It examines the state of Silicon Valley's economy through the lens of middle-class and working-class households trying to make ends meet, This publication updates the data and analysis provided in LIVE 2007 and adds a special "Solutions" section.