Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

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Data Released on Veterans Facing Food Insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released Food Insecurity Among Working-Age Veterans, a report detailing how food security amongst working-age veterans compares with that of nonveterans. The report also provides an analysis on which veteran demographics are most impacted. Veterans with a disability, with education less than a high school...

Twenty-Third Indicators of School Crime and Safety Report Released

The National Center for Education Statistics has released Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2020, the 23rd edition of the publication. The report is intended to serve as “a reference for policymakers and practitioners so that they can develop effective programs and policies aimed at violence and school crime prevention.”...

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The Boogaloo Movement: 2019-2021

The “Boogaloo Bois/Boys” are a group of anti-government extremists, rooted in anti-authority and anti-police ideology. The Boogaloo movement arose in 2019, gaining increased attention in 2020 during the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and for their response to COVID-19 lockdown measures. The...

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DHS Releases Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization to promote naturalization through citizenship education and awareness and by building capacity and expanding partnerships. As required by Executive Order 14012 on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening...

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Recommendations from the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military

In February 2021, a 90-day Independent Review Commission (IRC) on Sexual Assault in the Military was established to assess the military’s current treatment of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The IRC reviewed the military’s policies and processes regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment, and spoke to over 600 people including...

2020: The Virus and the Vote

The Virus and the Vote: Administering the 2020 Election in a Pandemic is a compendium of the Stanford-MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology] Healthy Elections Project’s research over the past election season. This final report from the Healthy Elections Project examines: The 2020 Primary Elections Battleground State Profiles In-Person Voting Mail...

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2020 Spike in Fireworks-Related Injuries and Deaths: Safety Is Critical for 4th of July Celebrations

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC)  2020 Fireworks Report, the United States experienced a significant increase in fireworks-related injuries and deaths last year. “Many municipalities cancelled July 4th public fireworks displays during the  COVID- 19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, which may have spurred consumers to use fireworks...