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Studies have noted that historical trauma, exposure to violence, and substance abuse make Native American youth susceptible to becoming involved with the justice system.
Four federal departments administered at least 38 grant programs (and about $1.
States may use federal funds for foster care contracts. Federal funding has rules that, for example, forbid religious discrimination against foster parent applicants.
South Carolina is one of two states that have requested an exception to the religious discrimination rule.
Alternative schools may offer a different educational approach to serve expelled students or others whose needs typically can’t be met in a regular school.
We looked at how 15 states hold alternative schools accountable for academic performance.
Environmental justice seeks to address the disproportionately high health and environmental risks found among low-income and minority communities by seeking their fair treatment and involvement in environmental policy.
Federal agencies must enforce Title IX—which prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment—at universities receiving federal funds.
5 agencies provide most of the federal STEM research grant funding.
While federal agencies that serve Indian tribes have made some progress on management issues, our 2019 High Risk List found that agencies like the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) still face challenges.
The National Institutes of Health plays a key role in biomedical research to reduce illness and lengthen life. It has its own scientific staff but more than 80% of its budget goes to researchers working in universities and other institutions.