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The PRI Diversity Report Card

In this paper, the Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska (PRI) provides the results of its first annual Diversity Report Card for nonprofit and government-run social service providers with offices in the Omaha, NE area.

We encourage everyone with an interest in serving the people to download (pdf, 914kb) and review this report (revised 12/01/2013

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WHO DO YOU LOOK LIKE?

Omaha Service Providers:

Should board members and/or staff of service-providing organizations look like those they serve? Why or why not? If change is necessary, how can we get there?

If these questions interest you, please join the Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska (PRI) for a Town Hall Meeting to address all of the above.

A’Jamal

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July 16 Citizen Action Workshop Inspires Community Voices!

About 30 people attended the recent (July 16) Citizen Action Workshop at the South Omaha Public Library. Becky Gould, Executive Director of Nebraska Appleseed, led the group in lessons and discussions on influencing elected officials and other decision-makers. Her presentation was titled “How To Tell Your Story To Achieve Your Goals”.

Participants practiced using

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Suggestions On How To Cope With Child Welfare Services By People Who Have Been There

The following are video clips from a panel discussion at the Citizens’ Action Workshop sponsored by PRI and the Family Advocacy Movement, May 23, 2013 at the Omaha Home for Boys.

The panelists were all private citizens who have had negative experiences with the Nebraska Child Welfare system and who found ways to

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Thank You for Donating to PRI through OmahaGives!

We appreciate all of you who contributed to PRI through the one-day Omaha Gives! campaign. Your contribution allows us to expand our work in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area and statewide.

Mass Incarceration: A Review of the Literature on Structural Racism within the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Mass Incarceration

Andrea Purdy, a graduate student at UNO working towards her Master’s in Sociology, has spent the past few months creating a literature review on the topic of mass incarceration in the United States. This is the first step towards an analysis of the impact of mass incarceration on the minority communities in

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How To Influence The Policies of Nebraska’s Child Welfare, Juvenile Court and Family Court Systems

The Progressive Research Institute of Nebraska (PRI) is hosting the first in a series of Citizen Action Workshops. Our first workshop is aimed at providing tips, tools, support and inspiration to those affected by — and those working to change — Nebraska’s child and family systems.

Families and children most affected by the state’s laws,

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PRI Releases Report On Child Welfare Services

PRI announces the publication of a wide-ranging review of the state of Child Welfare Services in Nebraska including nine pages of recommendations. This 71 page report covers the full gamut of Child Welfare Services including the Department of Health and Human Services, the courts, attorneys and state legislation.

This report is the

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Informative Tax Increment Financing Panel February 18 at Hot Shops Art Center

There was an excellent discussion on Tax Increment Financing (TIF) presented by Ken Kriz, School of Public Administration Professor at UNO, Heath Mello, Chair of the Nebraska Senate’s Appropriations Committee, and Bridget Hadley, Economic Development Planner for the City of Omaha. The Panel was convened by PRI and led by Jack Dunn, the Executive Director.

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A Brief Paper On The Disproportionate Removal Of Minority Children

A brief paper on the disproportionate removal of minority children (Black and Native American) from their families by the Nebraska Department of Health and Social Services has been posted.  Accompanying this paper, PRI has posted third party papers for those who are interested in more information:  a national study on the disproportionate

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