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Education & Organization Resources
American Human Development Project
Provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards.
Poverty & Race Research Action Council: Resources & Research Guides
Civil rights policy organization connecting advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues, and promoting a research-based advocacy strategy on structural inequality issues.
Pew Research Center
Conducts regular monthly polls on politics and major policy issues as well as the News Interest Index, a weekly survey aimed at gauging the public's interest in and reaction to major news events.
Current Population Survey
Monthly survey of about 50,000 households conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes data on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage.
Homelessness Resource Center
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Homelessness Resource Center (HRC) is an interactive learning community dedicated to disseminating knowledge and best practices to prevent and end homelessness. It includes providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public agencies at Federal, State, and local levels.
National Institute of Justice
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. They provide objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
Uniform Crime Reports
Annual publications include Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted.
Local, Regional and State
City of Tacoma Human Rights & Human Services
Features information about child care resource and referral services, senior services and human services planning and contracting.
City of Tacoma Neighborhood Crime data
This site reports neighborhood crime for unincorporated areas in Pierce County and the cities of Bonney Lake, Edgewood, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, South Prairie, Tacoma and University Place.
Communities Count: Social & Health Indicators Across King County
Every three years, Communities Count reports on 38 social, economic, health, environmental and cultural indicators.
King County CensusViewer
View maps and tables of more than 100 community census data indicators for 77 defined places throughout all of King County.
King County Growth Report
Reporting growth and development trends in King County, its cities and unincorporated areas for more than 25 years.
Pierce County Community Connections
The Human Services and Community Services departments are merging to form Pierce County Community Connections.
Seattle Human Services department
Funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people in our community - families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
Washington State Data Book
Contains eleven major sections: Population, Economy, State Government Finance, Human Services, Criminal Justice, Education, Natural Resources, Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Local Government.
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Compilation of all permanent laws now in force. It is a collection of Session Laws (enacted by the Legislature, and signed by the Governor, or enacted via the initiative process), arranged by topic, with amendments added and repealed laws removed.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
Regulations of executive branch agencies are issued by authority of statutes. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington State. The WAC codifies the regulations and arranges them by subject or agency. The online version of the WAC is updated twice a month.