May 20 – Omaha Gives day

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One of PRI’s most important recent projects was to analyze Nebraska’s child welfare system (download 583kb) and make recommendations to improve results for all the many children and families caught up in the system.

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Gang Assessment Creates Controversy

A report was generated recently by two researchers in the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. In 2011 they had been contracted “to conduct a gang assessment” (Simi & Hoffman, 2012); the full version of this report can be found here.

The report was contracted by the Empowerment Network and the City of

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Department of Justice Asked to Investigate Omaha Police Department

Tuesday morning, March 13, the Omahans for Justice Alliance announced that it had sent a request to the Department of Justice Special Litigation Section for an investigation of the Omaha Police Department.

The Omahans for Justice Alliance consists of a number of individuals and organizations, including the NAACP, The Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska,

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