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| by Darren Thompson | Native News Online
The US government’s public presentation of the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative Investigative Report on May 11 is being called “historic” and “monumental.” It is the first time the federal government has admitted to funding and supporting Indian boarding schools and the…
| by Kristin Vartan and Muska Olumi | 23ABC
The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is asking residents of Kern County, California, to weigh in on how they think the Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is performing. These listening sessions will help the office meet the requirements of a stipulated judgment issued by DOJ in 2020.…
Nancy La Vigne has been appointed director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), which oversees crime research for the Office of Justice Programs at the Department of Justice. She served most recently as a senior fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice and director of the Council’s Task…

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May 20, 2022 | The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team
A colorful graphic that says Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The term AAPI is generally used and includes all people of Asian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander descent. Why May? May 7, 1843, marks the first arrival of Japanese immigrants to the United States, and May 10, 1869, recognizes complet…
May 4, 2022 | Simone Sawyer
Simone Sawyer in her office showing off her many tattoos.
Who decided tattoos, piercings, and colorful hair aren't acceptable in professional spaces? Why should I cover up my tattoos, remove piercings, or tone down my hair to work with a client population that often looks just like me? Even at the executive or administrative level, why should my appearance…
May 4, 2022 | Evident Change
Judge Jeri Beth Cohen
Judge Jeri Beth Cohen, an Evident Change board member, received the Outstanding Champion for Children award from Florida’s Children First, a youth advocacy nonprofit group. Recently retired from her role as a circuit court judge in the Dependency and Criminal Drug Court Divisions in Miami-Dade Count…

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