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Briefing Reports

Briefing Report Cover ​​​​​​​In the Name of Hate: Examining the Federal Government’s Role in Responding to Hate Crimes

This report examines federal law enforcement’s hate crimes reporting practices and local policies, federal prosecution and enforcement of laws regarding hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents, and prevention of these crimes.
Briefing Report Cover Trauma at the Border: The Human Cost of Inhumane Immigration Policies

This report details how the current Administration’s changes to asylum, the detention of children, and certain other immigration policies, practices, and procedures have created an unnecessary human and civil rights crisis at the southern border.
Briefing Report Cover Beyond Suspensions: Examining School Discipline Policies and Connections to the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Students of Color with Disabilities

This report examines school discipline practices and policies impacting students of color with disabilities and the possible connections to the school-to-prison pipeline.
Briefing Report Cover Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption and the Effects on Communities

This report provides an overview of the relevant data and arguments for and against the imposition of collateral consequences on people with criminal records.
Briefing Report Cover Broken Promises: Continuing Federal Funding Shortfall for Native Americans

In this report, the Commission updates its 2003 report, A Quiet Crisis: Federal Funding and Unmet Needs in Indian Country, which evaluated budgets and spending of federal agencies that sponsor Native American programs.