Tag: Human Services

The AmeriCorps Experience: Transformation through Service

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Reports and Publications
May 2018
Andrea Whitsett, David Schlinkert, Sofia Mastikhina

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) helps over 80,000 AmeriCorps members find a service placement annually. CNCS also conducts research on the outcomes of its programming at universities across the country and has partnered with Morrison Institute for Public Policy for a second time to better understand the employability and employment outcomes of AmeriCorps members. This year's study expands upon Morrison Institute’s 2016 analysis of Arizona's AmeriCorps programs to five states across the country.

Child Neglect: Voices from Arizona Communities

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Reports and Publications
May 2018
Erica Quintana, Jade Sun

From its inception, the “Spotlight on Arizona’s Kids” project was a different type of initiative undertaken by Morrison Institute for Public Policy and none more important – the safety and well-being of children whose lives intersect with the child welfare system.

This multi-year project, funded by Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), includes data and expertise provided by Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS), along with input from national and local child welfare experts.

Affordable Housing in AZ: Does Supply Meet Demand?

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Reports and Publications
March 2018
David Schlinkert

Research shows that stable housing provides numerous individual and societal benefits. Arizona, however, faces a low-income housing shortage. So, what can be done to increase the supply of affordable housing for the 1.22 million Arizonans living in poverty?

Supervisory Neglect in Arizona: Facts, Issues, Opportunities

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Reports and Publications
March 2018
Erica Quintana, Jade Sun

This is the fourth in a series of briefs in which Morrison Institute for Public Policy will report on selected aspects of Arizona’s child welfare system.

Lessons and training from community leaders

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Reports and Publications
November 2017
David Schlinkert, Francis Pacaja

Updated: Spanish-speaking Latino families and adults with developmental disabilities underwent a two day self-advocacy training in Yuma that encouraged individuals to speak up for themselves and bolstered participants’ psychological empowerment.

 

 

Domestic violence housing needed

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Reports and Publications
October 2017
David Schlinkert

Arizona is in critical need of emergency and affordable housing for domestic violence victims. Our state ranks eighth nationally for the number of calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and 41 percent of those calls are from Phoenix. Approximately 15 percent, or 4,953 individuals, who entered into homeless shelters in Arizona in 2014 did so because of DV,  This briefing looks at ways more abuse victims can find safe homes via incentives and other programs for landlords.

Child Neglect in Arizona, an analysis

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Reports and Publications
October 2017
Erica Quintana, Jade Sun, Andrea Whitsett, Dan Hunting, Robert Vagi Ph.D., Joseph Garcia, Thomas D. Morton, Melissa Kovacs Ph.D.

This is the third in a series of briefs in which Morrison Institute for Public Policy will report on selected aspects of Arizona’s child welfare system.

Spotlight on Arizona’s Kids is intended to help state leaders, child advocates, and others develop the most effective prevention strategies.

Education Financing and Special Education

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Reports and Publications
September 2017
Erica McFadden, David Schlinkert

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandates that all children with disabilities receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). One of the biggest barriers to implementing FAPE in Arizona is inadequate funding, which has led to a shortage of well trained and qualified teachers.

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