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Briefing Reports

Briefing Report Cover Civil Rights and Protections During the Federal Response to Hurricanes Harvey and María

This report examines FEMA's disaster response and compliance with federal civil rights laws and policies in Texas and Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Harvey and María.
Briefing Report Cover The Civil Rights Implications of Cash Bail

This report examines current approaches to reforming the pre-trial and bail systems in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2021 Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

This report examines the federal role in addressing racial disparities in maternal health, including negative pregnancy-related health outcomes and pregnancy-related deaths of women in the United States.
Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2020 Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities

In this report, the Commission examined the exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act – the section 14(c) waiver program - which permits employers to pay less than the minimum wage to individuals with disabilities.
Briefing Report Cover Examining the Race Effects of Stand Your Ground Laws and Related Issues

This report examines whether there is a possible racial bias in the assertion, investigation, or enforcement of justifiable homicide laws in states with Stand Your Ground provisions.