California is right to think critically about how it measures recidivism - but it should acknowledge that there is more than one “right” way.
Is it legal to bill rape victims for their medical exams? The answer is complicated.
"For no other crime was there the expectation that forensic evidence collection might be paid for by victims."
A record-high 1.3 million public school students were homeless during the 2012–13 school year. Homelessness often leads to frequent student mobility, and when schools have high student turnover, neither students nor teachers can do their best. An innovative program in Tacoma, WA, may offer solutions.
It’s hard to think about building communities without reforming schools, and vice versa
Community development and education are “inextricably linked.” Our researchers offer 5 areas for future collaboration.
In most states low-income parents in education or training programs are eligible for child care assistance - at least in theory
Education and training programs can help low-income parents improve their skills and move up to better-paying jobs, but many families face significant challenges paying for school expenses, juggling work and school, and arranging child care. Knowing more about who these parents are can help shape public policies and programs that support families’ work and education efforts.
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offered the potential to extend health coverage to millions of Americans. But because 23 states opted not to expand Medicaid, 6.3 million uninsured adults have fallen into what’s being called the coverage gap, meaning they earn too much to qualify for Medicaid—but not enough to qualify for Marketplace premium tax credits to help them purchase insurance.
New research from Urban’s Health Policy Center examines the demographic characteristics of the adults who are ineligible for ACA subsidies compared with those who are, and reveals shockingly large disparities involving income, race, gender, and age.
Evidence shows that public benefits for food and medical needs can lift families out of poverty and support their ability to get and keep jobs, but only if assistance gets to those in need. In five states alone—Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, and South Carolina—over 1.1 million people eligible for food and medical assistance were not receiving these benefits in 2011.