Research-to-Policy Collaboration

Research-to-Policy Collaboration

Bridging Science and Government

Bridging Science and Government

Maximizing research impact by bringing researchers and policymakers together to achieve shared goals.

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The RPC model has undergone extensive experimental testing to determine its value for both legislative and researcher participants. Results of a randomized controlled trial indicate that 23% more RPC offices introduced a bill containing URE legislative language than those not receiving RPC support. Legislative staff participating in the RPC model also reported greater value of using evidence to understand problems. Researchers randomly assigned to the RPC model also report a 55% increase in policy engagement, improved knowledge of lobbying rules, and a heightened belief that engagement benefited their program of research. Overall, these findings suggest that these researcher-policymaker connections can provide benefit to both groups.

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Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Preventing Overdose Deaths During High Risk Transition Periods

The rate of drug overdose deaths has increased substantially over the past decade, but there are opportunities to address this growing concern. The risk of overdose death is particularly heightened when individuals with substance/opioid use disorder (SUD; OUD) encounter a transition in their lives, such as completing OUD treatment or being released from a correctional facility (e.g., prison or jail).
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Education and Child Development
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Written Briefs

Title IV-B: An Overview

Title IV-B of the Social Security Act is a federal entitlement allotted to state child welfare agencies that is operated by the Children’s Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Title IV-B can serve as a flexible distributor of child welfare funds and connector to other larger programs, but there are barriers.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

School-Based Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention Strategies & Programs

As a primary setting for youth development, schools can play a key role in substance misuse prevention. From school contexts (e.g., in the classroom, after school programs) to facilitators (e.g., teachers, nurses, peer mentors), there are strategies policymakers can consider to maximize youths’ access to and participation in school-based substance misuse prevention programs.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health
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Written Briefs

Impacts of Increasing Access to Contraception for Women

Preventing unplanned pregnancies through contraception has led to significant cost savings for government programs, largely by reducing maternity and infant care expenses. Despite improvements in women’s access to contraception, there are barriers to contraceptive access that could be addressed.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Barriers to Digital Engagement for Under-resourced Microbusinesses

There is a widening gap in the use of digital technologies between under-resourced microbusinesses and higher-resourced larger businesses. This has long-term consequences for profitability and community development.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Veteran Entrepreneurs

Veteran entrepreneurs transitioning from military to civilian life possess unique skills that enrich the small business sector. Strategic policies can leverage this valuable demographic of businesspeople.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Supporting Micro and Small Business Entrepreneurship

Microentrepreneurs and small business owners face several barriers when starting and growing their businesses. Informal and social networks; easily accessible, targeted information; and financial resources are key to navigating these challenges.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Education and Child Development, Health, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Strategies to Support the Needs of Substance-Exposed Infants: Services & Monitoring

Prenatal substance exposure is a significant public health problem that can lead to multiple negative consequences for infants and their families. Although multifaceted care is critical for the health and well-being of both parents and their children, there are barriers to pregnant individuals receiving care for substance use.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Education and Child Development, Health, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Strategies to Support the Needs of Substance-Exposed Infants: Screening & Notification

The stigma and punitive policies surrounding substance use disorders can pose a significant obstacle for pregnant individuals and families in seeking care for their substance use disorder - care which could prevent detrimental outcomes associated with untreated addiction for individuals and their children.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Bridging the Gap Between Small Businesses and Federal Contracts

The U.S. government has set a target goal of 23% of federal contracts being filled by small businesses, but small businesses are often unaware of federal contracting opportunities.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Substance Use and Misuse
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Events and Videos

Family-Centered Approaches to Supporting and Preserving Families Impacted by Substance Use

The percentage of children removed from their homes who had parental alcohol or other drug use as a condition of their removal has increased over 20% in the past decade, from 18.5% in 2010 to 42.0% in 2021. Increased use and overdose due to opioids and other substances has led to both real and perceived safety concerns.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Education and Child Development, Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Supporting Entrepreneurs, Families, & Underserved Communities: Improving Access to Affordable Child Care

Improving access to high-quality, affordable child care has the potential to strengthen the workforce, increase equity in employment and economic opportunities, and improve children’s outcomes (e.g. cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development). 
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development
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Written Briefs

Enhancing Teacher Retention in Rural Schools: Analysis and Recommendations

Teacher shortages in rural schools substantially impact the success of their students. While teacher shortages are a national issue, rural districts face unique challenges, exacerbating the existing challenges of attracting and retaining qualified educators.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Comparison of SBA to Private Entrepreneurship Resources

Entrepreneurship support originates from many sources including the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a variety of private entities. Between 45% and 50% of small businesses survive five years or more. There are many unknowns regarding which resources predict most successful outcomes.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Events and Videos

Fostering American Entrepreneurship

Small businesses boomed during the pandemic and like many of us, have faced enormous pressure since (e.g., impact of inflation). America’s entrepreneurial spirit not only paves a way for innovation and growth; small businesses also account for nearly half of the American workforce and GDP.

Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health
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Events and Videos

Addressing Healthcare Workforce Shortages to Advance Access to Care

Healthcare workforce shortages have worsened in the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the pandemic placed immense strain on physician and nursing professions that have yet to recover.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Primer: Addressing Challenges of Rural Entrepreneurship

Rural entrepreneurs face substantial disadvantages vis-à-vis those in urban and suburban areas. They have had trouble attracting a skilled workforce, they have had issues with “business building blocks” such as investment capital and broadband, and they have been omitted from key Federal funding designed to spur clusters of innovation.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Criminal Justice, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Effectiveness, Ethical Implications, and Alternatives to Civil Commitment for Substance Use Treatment

Civil commitment for substance use disorders (SUD) involves the mandatory enrollment of people in abstinence-focused treatment. In the United States, 35 states and the District of Columbia have such commitment laws for people with SUD. This fact sheet focuses on the effects of civil commitment on people with SUD.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Supporting Education Professionals

Education professionals in K-12 and higher education settings are at risk of leaving the profession, in part because of the stress and dissatisfaction from not being allowed to use their professional judgment to make sound educational decisions (Lewis et al., 2023).
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Equity, Health
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Written Briefs

Improving Access to Health Care: The Challenges & Potential of Telehealth & Telementoring

Telehealth has evolved from a concierge convenience for private insurance companies into an essential tool for increasing access to care1and improving health equity.2 The benefits and challenges of telehealth and telementoring are documented below, as are recommendations for policymakers to consider to improve individuals’ access to care.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Health
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Written Briefs

Policy Brief – Community Health Workers: Critical Connectors

In September 2022, the Biden Administration awarded $225 million in American Rescue Plan funding to train over 13,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs), the largest ever one-time federal investment in the CHW workforce.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Equity, Health, Environment and Earth Sciences
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Written Briefs

Addressing Health Impacts Caused by Extreme Heat Events

Heat exposure has killed more people in the U.S. than any other weather-related event over the past 30 years. The human body can only adapt to a narrow range of temperature change.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Equity, Health, Environment and Earth Sciences
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Written Briefs

Addressing Food Supply and Public Health Concerns Related to Climate Change

Climate change negatively affects food production in non-Arctic areas through altered precipitation patterns, extreme weather events, rising temperatures, and shifting pest and disease patterns.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health, Environment and Earth Sciences
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Written Briefs

Air Pollutants: Policy Considerations for Conveying Associated Health Risks

The World Health Organization has identified air pollution as the fifth-largest cause of death globally and “one of the biggest environmental threats to human health.” Pollutants, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels, caused approximately 200,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2019–more than those caused by strokes, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Equity, Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Costs and Benefits of Teacher Retention

The recent pandemic has contributed to a climbing number of teacher vacancies, though retention has long been an issue.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Equity
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Events and Videos

Web Panel: Considerations for K-12 School Choice Programs

School choice programs take many forms, widely varying within and across states. These myriad programs, such as charter schools, magnet schools, and voucher programs, have myriad impacts on students’ experiences and later success, and can be a tool to improve or hinder equity goals.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Preventing Substance Use Disorders with Prescription Opioid Labeling

Prescription opioid misuse can increase the risk of dependence and is one driver of the opioid epidemic. From 1999 to 2020, more than 263,000 people across the country died from overdoses directly involving prescription opioids.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Equity
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Written Briefs

School Choice in K-12 Education

While almost 70% of K-12 students in the U.S. continue to attend their neighborhood public school, an increasing number attend other types of schools.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Support for People with Substance Use Disorders: Crisis and Peer Supports

As the opioid epidemic continues to be a major public health crisis with record-breaking deaths, policies that promote services for people with substance use disorders (SUDs) beyond clinics and in-patient facilities can help support treatment and recovery.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Equity, Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Strengthening Career and Technical Education to Improve Equity and Maximize Return on Investment

Participation in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs can enhance students’ skills and help them prepare for high-wage and/or in-demand careers, while simultaneously addressing critical workforce challenges (e.g., staffing shortages).
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Support for People with Substance Use Disorders: Treatment, Recovery, & Harm Reduction

In 2021, more than 240,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses and excessive alcohol use. Policies that prevent deaths from substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) include increasing access to treatment, harm reduction, and recovery support.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Community-Specific, Health
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Written Briefs

Disentangling Neglect from Poverty

The U.S. spends over $29 billion each year to identify and protect victims of child abuse and neglect through various Child Protective Services (CPS) processes and programs. Isolated allegations of child neglect (without concurrent abuse allegations) account for 60% of substantiated CPS allegations (confirmed as true).
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Data Systems and EBP, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Child Sexual Abuse: Prevention, Treatment, and Safety Promotion

Child sexual abuse (CSA; i.e., physical or nonphysical sexual acts with a child under the age of 18 in which there is no or limited capacity to provide true consent) can occur through online exploitation, child pornography, and the luring of children offline for sexual encounters.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services
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Written Briefs

Noncustodial Parents’ Impact on Children

NCP’s financial involvement can benefit the child in various ways. Child support payments are related to the child’s school achievement, fewer behavior problems, and a lower likelihood of child maltreatment investigations. However, 2/3rds of NCPS do not pay formal child support because they are in poverty.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Child Care Access for Families with Non-Standard Work Hours

An estimated 43% of children in the United States have at least one parent with a non-standard work schedule, which often include irregular shifts. Professional child care providers typically do not offer services outside of traditional weekday working hours or accommodate changing schedules on short notice, and may impose monetary penalties for unplanned schedule fluctuations.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development
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Written Briefs

Teacher Workforce Development: ‘Grow Your Own’ Teacher Programs

Grow Your Own (GYO) teacher programs are partnerships between school districts, institutions of higher education, and community-based organizations to recruit and prepare community members to become teachers in local schools (Gist et al., 2019).
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development
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Written Briefs

United We Learn: Honoring America’s Racial and Ethnic Diversity In Education

State and local policymakers are making consequential decisions about the treatment of race and racism in schools. It is crucial to slow down, consider the evidence from research and experience, and apply that knowledge to improve teaching about race and racism.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Community-Specific
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Written Briefs

LGBTQ Youth

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposed modifications to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), including the addition of data elements regarding LGBTQ youth.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Education and Child Development, Equity, Health
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Written Briefs

Addressing School and Education COVID Disparities

COVID-19 has upended the lives of nearly every individual in the United States, with prolonged school closures one of the major driving forces of disruption for youth and families.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Equity, Health
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Written Briefs

Policy Recommendations to Support Quality Child Care

High-quality, affordable, and reliable child care options are not accessible across the country. Child care deserts—areas with an insufficient supply of licensed child care options—are most frequently observed in marginalized and rural communities.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Teen and College Student Alcohol Use During COVID-19

Excessive alcohol use costs the US an estimated $249 billion each year.[1] The COVID-19 pandemic has affected young people in ways that may increase their risk for heavy alcohol use.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health
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Written Briefs

Hazardous Misinformation: Key Policy Levers

While misinformation has long been a component of traditional print and broadcast media, digital technology allows for the frictionless dissemination of false and manipulated content with, at times, acutely dangerous consequences.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Health, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Providing Support to Parents with Substance Use Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced unique challenges for parents with substance use disorders (SUDs). Although some barriers have been alleviated (e.g., medication assisted treatment is more accessible for some and telehealth is broadly available), COVID-19 has still resulted in barriers to support for parents with SUDs.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Victim Compensation

Victims of crime sometimes require compensation to cover the expenses associated with being a victim (e.g., medical expenses).
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Policy Recommendations for Excessive Alcohol Use Amid COVID-19

Excessive alcohol use is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States[i] and has been made worse by the stress, anxiety, depression, and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Equity, Criminal Justice
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Written Briefs

Implicit Bias Police Training: What Works?

Implicit bias is an unconscious attitude based on one’s experiences and societal exposure to social messages.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

How Policymakers and Practitioners Can Facilitate Disclosure and Help-Seeking

Victims of violence (VoV) often face a variety of obstacles to disclosing their victim status, which prevent them from receiving help. Victim services programs and organizations, which are often financially supported through the Crime Victims Fund, advocate for victims and connect them with necessary services.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health, Criminal Justice
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Written Briefs

Incarceration and COVID-19

More than 2.2. million people are incarcerated in the U.S.; this is more people than in any other country and over half of these individuals are incarcerated for non-violent offenses. Incarcerated populations, correctional staff, and their families are at an especially increased risk to become infected with COVID-19, as the prison environment does not lend itself to be protective against illness.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Victim Services Threatened by a Depleted Perpetrator-Financed Crime Victims Fund

In 2018 [1], over 6.3 million people experienced a threatened, attempted, or completed violent crime such as rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, robbery, aggravated assault, or simple assault.[1] In addition, approximately 678,000 children were victims of abuse or neglect [2] and over 16,000 people were murdered.[3] These victims and their families need immediate and long-term services.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Health
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Written Briefs

Policy Brief: Mitigating the Risk for Child Maltreatment in the COVID-19 Context

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased risk factors for child maltreatment [1],[2],[3]. It is, therefore, critical that policymakers ensure support in promoting safety, resilience, and overall well-being of vulnerable children and families.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Criminal Justice
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Written Briefs

Racial Disparities in Policing and their Impact on Police-Community Relations

Negative relationships between police and communities are associated with civilian perceptions of lack of safety, low civilian trust in police, and overall negative perceptions of law enforcement, particularly for Black communities and other communities who have been historically marginalized.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Equity, Health
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Written Briefs

Maternal Health and Race: Policy Recommendations for Mitigating and Preventing Disparities

Systemic maternal healthcare disparities disproportionately affect Black women and other women of color, particularly those also experiencing socioeconomic disadvantages. Provider training and inter-agency partnerships have the potential to buffer risks and support maternal health.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Equity, Health
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Written Briefs

Contact Tracing During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations for Equity

Contact tracing is critical to containing and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. It is a tried and true, evidence-based mechanism to identify disease patterns during a pandemic. Coordinated federal efforts, including the use of national contact tracing strategies, are effective at containing and mitigating the impact of pandemics.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Equity, Health
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Written Briefs

COVID-19 and Racial Mental Health Disparities

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting people of color, in terms of number of cases, mortality rates, pay cuts, and job loss. The health and economic devastation of this outbreak, in addition to the distress raised by the recent killing of George Floyd and many others, are significantly contributing to the stress of the nation and disproportionately impacting the mental health of people of color.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health
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Written Briefs

COVID-19 and the Mental Health Workforce

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, an estimated 125,000 additional mental health professionals were required to meet the nation’s mental health needs. Recent events have intensified the need for mental health professionals and the services they provide.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Education and Child Development, Equity, Health
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Written Briefs

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families: Issue 8

The emergence of COVID-19 is not just a reminder of the digital divide in our community; it also highlights the inequities in accessing technology and online educational resources.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Community-Specific, Health, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families: Issue 7

This issue presents research-informed policy recommendations regarding the effects of COVID-19 on welfare-youth, and human trafficking and exploitation. The prevalence of human trafficking heightens with the growing impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

COVID-19: Human Trafficking and Exploitation

Human trafficking is the crime of using force or fraud for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act. The United States considers “trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” and “modern slavery” to be interchangeable umbrella terms that refer to both sex trafficking and labor trafficking.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health
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Written Briefs

COVID-19: Perinatal Support

Providing necessary care and social support is critical during the perinatal time period to ensure the health and well-being of parents and children. Due to concerns related to COVID-19, hospitals have limited the number of people who can be present during and following birth.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Human Trafficking During COVID-19: A Provider’s Perspective

Human trafficking involves individuals being compelled to work, provide services or engage in commercial sex through the use of force, fraud or coercion. COVID-19 has negatively impacted the screening and identification of human trafficking victims as well as reduced survivors’ access to the mechanisms associated with successful recovery (e.g., case workers, social workers and legal assistance).
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Education and Child Development, Health, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

COVID-19 and Child Welfare

Stressful situations combined with increased drug and alcohol use set the stage for potentially dangerous situations, especially for youth in abusive homes. Youth who consider school a safe haven may now be confined at home with their abusers.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Health
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Written Briefs

COVID-19 and Special Education

COVID-19 has created new barriers for students with disabilities. Students receiving special education services toward learning or behavioral goals are already at elevated risk for falling behind in school.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Health
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Written Briefs

COVID-19 and The Digital Divide

Youth living in poverty are more impacted by the digital divide. This divide may widen as many schools transition to online learning.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Health
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Written Briefs

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families: Issue 6

This issue presents research-informed policy recommendations regarding migrant workers and children. Particularly, attending to the impact of COVID-19 on health and economic disparities among America’s international workforce, as well as implications for educational access and linguistically diverse students
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Equity, Health
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Written Briefs

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families: Issue 5

The U.S. is the new epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic. Mitigation strategies are more critical than they ever were before; however, they may exacerbate socioeconomic inequities and disparities that endanger the health and well-being of families.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Health
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Written Briefs

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families: Issue 3

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, many families are facing social shifts, economic uncertainty, and disruptions in their daily life, as well as coping with closures to school and childcare facilities and demands of providing for educational and childcare needs.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Health
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Written Briefs

COVID-19: Migrant Families and Children

Immigrant families and children who are infected/influenced by COVID-19 face various barriers in seeking healthcare.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Health
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Written Briefs

Supporting Families Facing Domestic Violence During COVID-19

Schools, often a safe refuge for many children with an abusive parent or caregiver [i], are being closed from in-person instruction across the nation.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Equity, Health, Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

African American Employment and COVID-19: Disparities and Compounding Risks

COVID-19 is an equal opportunity virus, but exposure to this virus does not take place in an equal opportunity context. Although only some states and counties provide COVID-19 cases and outcomes by race, the data available indicate that disparities are stark.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Education and Child Development, Health
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Written Briefs

COVID-19 and Linguistically Diverse Students

All students deserve an appropriate and effective education, including English Learners (ELs) [1] and dual language learners (DLLs) [2], collectively referred to as linguistically diverse students.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Health
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Written Briefs

COVID-19: Homelessness

Persons experiencing homelessness are at high risk of infection, transmission, complications and mortality from coronavirus. Persons experiencing homelessness have higher rates of physical and mental health conditions compared to the general public.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Using Implementation Science to Flatten the Coronavirus Curve

There is Good News. China has turned the curve on the coronavirus (no new cases as of 3/19/20); South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong internationally are containing the virus….but America is not ready.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Health, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

COVID-19 and Opioid Risk Mitigation

Improve Access to Items Needed to Reduce Harm Associated with Opioid Misuse.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Policy Brief: Trauma-Informed Responses to Immigration Policies and Practices

This is an official statement of the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, and does not represent the position of the American Psychological Association or any of its other Divisions or subunits.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Health, Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Influx of Refugees: State Challenges and Opportunities

Refugees face structural and cultural barriers associated with higher physical and mental health disparities, poverty, and uncertainty about their rights and legal status.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Health
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Written Briefs

Diabetes Programs for Tribal Communities

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) has led to decreased incidence of diabetes in tribal communities; however, there is room for program improvements.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Criminal Justice, Violence and Victimization, Economy and Entrepreneurship
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Written Briefs

Collaborative Efforts for the Prevention of Family Violence

Due to issues of confidentiality that often prevent data and information sharing, the established bureaucratic process often doesn’t allow organizations to collaborate.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health
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Written Briefs

Maternal and Infant Health

Racial disparities are connected to maternal mortality, especially African American women. Inadequate healthcare has been a concern with racism being a primary cause.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Education and Child Development, Health, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Quality Implementation of Trauma Informed Care

Trauma-informed care (TIC) refers to strategies that agencies, programs, and service providers can use to understand, identify, and respond to individuals who may have experienced trauma.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Health, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Substance Abuse Treatment: Predictors of Success and Accountability

Addiction is a complex disease, and there is no “one-size fits all.” Treatment should be personalized, measure progress over time, and develop a long-term strategy for continuing care after treatment.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Community-Specific
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Written Briefs

Interventions Supporting Separated Migrant Children

Multiple organizations responded to this issue by summarizing the empirical evidence on the adverse psychological and physical health consequences of trauma anticipated from forced family separation, detention, feared deportation and acclimation.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Two-Generation Approach to Interpersonal Violence

Domestic violence and child maltreatment co-occur in 30-60% of families experiencing violence. Yet agencies serving children and adults too often fail to coordinate, resulting in disjointed, erratic and less effective services, leaving children and adults experiencing violence and trauma unidentified, untreated, and less safe.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services
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Written Briefs

Supporting Adoption Permanency

How well children and their families adapt to adoption depends on a few things, including social environments, biology, and time. This document reviews information associated with adoption permanency.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Data Systems and EBP, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Address Confidentiality

Survivors of domestic violence often need to leave their residence in order to escape abuse and it is vital the abuser not be able to find them. In order to keep survivors safe, it is important they remain hidden from their abuser.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Violence Against Indigenous Women

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/NA) women are at an incredibly high risk to be the victim of violence. Recent estimates suggest over 500 unsolved cases nationwide of missing and murdered AI/NA women.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

High quality programs are the most successful and cost effective. These programs should focus on cultural and regional relevance, violence across genders, and risk reduction.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services
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Written Briefs

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

The following information was gathered to respond to the efficacy of TANF in promoting self-sustainability:
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Equity, Health
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Written Briefs

Infant Mortality and Home Visit Programs

We have begun to identify researcher-oriented professionals who have expertise in the following areas...
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Community-Specific, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Substance Use Treatment for Women

Many women who use substances are mothers with minor children or are of reproductive age.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services, Health, Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Child Trauma and Trauma Informed Care

This brief summarizes child trauma and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Violence and Victimization
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Written Briefs

Capacity to Identify and Prevent Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons is defined as the recruitment, transportation or acquisition of persons by force, coercion, fraud, deception, the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person for the purpose of exploitation (UN Palermo Convention).
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services
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Written Briefs

Intercountry Adoption

We have identified several research-oriented professionals who have expertise in intercountry (international) adoption and the quality of orphanages abroad. We are currently in the process of engaging more experts both in and outside of our network.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Education and Child Development, Substance Use and Misuse
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Written Briefs

Substance Use: Treatment, Abstinence, and Prevention

We gathered the following information to respond to general interests related to substance use treatment, abstinence, and prevention.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Social Services
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Written Briefs

Plans of Safe Care: Effective Implementation in the U.S.

Over the last decade, the number of infants affected by prenatal substance exposure, withdrawal symptoms or alcohol use has significantly increased with the opioid crisis.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Criminal Justice
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Written Briefs

Juvenile Justice

Policy efforts related to juvenile justice grew out of the initial 2016 implementation of the Research-to-Policy Collaboration by the National Prevention Science Coalition.