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Briefing Reports

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. 
Briefing Report Cover Police Use of Force: An Examination of Modern Policing Practices

This report examines rates of police use of force; whether rates and instantiations of that use of force violate civil rights; promising or proven policies and practices to minimize unnecessary use of force; and the perception and reality of discrimination in police use of force.
Report Cover for Statutory Enforcement 2018 An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States

In 2018, the Commission assessed minority voter access around the country, and evaluated the Department of Justice’s enforcement of the Voting Rights Act since 2006, in particular after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision.
Briefing Report Cover Contemporary Civil Rights Challenges: A View from the States - 2018 Survey of the State Advisory Committees

This report details the Commission’s survey of SAC members, capturing data on which civil rights issues SAC members believe should be prioritized.
Briefing Report Cover Higher Education Access, Persistence, and Completion for Students of Color

The Commission examined the extent to which financial aid funding and awards under the Higher Education Act of 1964 and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 affect enrollment rates of students of color in colleges and universities awarding bachelors’ degrees.