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Arizona Coalition To End Sexual And Domestic Violence;
This report, despite the best efforts of all of those working at ACESDV over the years, is not intended to be an official record of all domestic violence fatalities in Arizona. The names and stories included in this report were added if they met a set criteria created by those who monitor and track fatalities. Some of the data collected in this report is incomplete due to a multitude of variables including a lack of information available to the public. In 2017, ACESDV staff changes may have contributed to decreased tracking. ACESDV Fatality reports from the last 5 years have indicated an average of 116 domestic violence related fatalities. If you have any additional information on these cases, or cases we may not have listed, please contact ACESDV at email@example.com.
The wealth of Arizona's cities and towns depends largely on youth receiving good educations and contributing to their communities. School and work are central to ensuring that youth develop knowledge and skills needed to lead successful lives.
Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona;
Arizona faces a skills gap. Simultaneously, a vast majority of single mothers with young children lack any kind of postsecondary degree, which substantially limits their job prospects and earning potential - leaving them to rely on assistance benefits. But in order for these parents to pursue training and education for higher-earning skilled jobs, affordable childcare is crucial. With the right support, this population can fill Arizona jobs.
The University of Arizona;
Many Arizona families, particularly single mothers with young children, face substantial challenges in meeting their economic needs. Almost one in three (29%) children under age six in the state lives in poverty, putting them at risk for a host of future economic, health, and social concerns. Currently, the vast majority of Arizona low-income single mothers do not have any kind of post-secondary degree, which substantially limits their job prospects and earning potential. In order for these parents to pursue training and education for higher-earning jobs, affordable childcare is crucial. However, childcare issues in Arizona are particularly pronounced. These factors, taken together, highlight an opportunity for two-generation programs to transform the fate of many Arizona families. Short-term investment in targeted training programs coupled with childcare support for those engaged in these workforce development activities (known as a two-generation approach) could lead to long-term savings for the state and benefit for both mothers and their children.
Vitalyst Health Foundation;
Since 2010, hundreds of thousands of Arizonans have obtained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. This report takes a look at how the ACA has impacted insurer participation, affordability and network adequacy for Arizona's private Marketplace.
National Congress of American Indians;
A growing number of tribal nations are designing innovative approaches to cultivate the abilities of their citizens to successfully pursue careers that will empower those nations to create the futures they seek. NCAI's Partnership for Tribal Governance (PTG) has embarked on a project that works collaboratively with selected tribal nations to document their innovative approaches and share them with Indian Country. The following presents the story of the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, the fourth of four "Innovation Spotlight" case studies that PTG developed as part of this project. The four case studies were followed by a workforce development toolkit for tribal leaders and key decision-makers, which was released in 2018. The toolkit explores common challenges and emerging trends in tribal workforce development, and also presents lessons learned, policy recommendations, and questions to consider for tribal leaders and workforce development practitioners.
Violence Policy Center;
The U.S. Department of Justice has found that women are far more likely to be the victims of violent crimes committed by intimate partners than men, especially when a weapon is involved. Moreover, women are much more likely to be victimized at home than in any other place.This study provides a stark reminder that domestic violence and guns make a deadly combination. According to reports submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), firearms are rarely used to kill criminals or stop crimes. Instead, they are all too often used to inflict harm on the very people they were intended to protect.
Vitalyst Health Foundation;
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are reimagining care coordination. Achieving the Promise of Accountable Care Organizations: Progress in Arizona provides an in-depth, qualitative analysis of ACOs from across the state.
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED);
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans' financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 130 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states are doing to help them build and protect assets. The Scorecard enables states to benchmark their outcomes and policies against other states in five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education.
Four Freedoms Fund;
In 2010, Arizona was ground zero for anti-immigrant sentiment and legislation, drawing national and even international headlines for SB 1070, the "show me your papers" law. Activists responded to form the nonpartisan One Arizona, aimed at promoting full electoral participation of Latino citizens, especially infrequent and first-time voters. Three years later, the coalition expanded to target young citizens and unmarried women while continuing to focus on voter registration, voter mobilization, and election protection.
Four Freedoms Fund;
At a time when an extraordinary rhetoric of hate and intolerance defines our political climate, a narrative of fear towards newcomers threatens to divide us, and the Supreme Court is deadlocked on moving forward President Obama's Executive Actions on immigration, we are deeply moved and lifted up by the story of One Arizona. This is a story of a standout coalition of community partners that is transforming Arizona into a model for Latino civic engagement and political empowerment. Against the heated debate of building more walls along the southern border, One Arizona is a bright light and a reason for hope.
National Immigration Law Center;
For the authors and supporters of Arizona's most notorious anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, the existence of the United States as a nation was being threatened by unauthorized immigration. Specifically, this threat was understood to come from immigrants entering the U.S. from Mexico. Their argument claimed that the nation could be saved from this threat only through the strict and punitive enforcement of the country's immigration laws, even by way of flagrant racial profiling. Using the words of the very individuals who authored SB 1070—and of those who share that worldview—this report unmasks the underlying racism that motivated such an egregious law.