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