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- Urban Institute: informs public policy affecting community wellbeing in the United States
- CRS Reports: research for congressional committees and U.S. Congress members to assist with the legislative process.
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: A nonpartisan research and policy institute that supports policies designed to reduce poverty and inequality
- Institute for Research On Poverty (UW-Madison): researches the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States.
- Institute for Policy Research (Northwestern U): Interdisciplinary research on social, family, policy, and health issues.
- Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP): An independent, nonpartisan 501(c)4 organization that supports the Congressional Social Work Caucus in the US House of Representatives
- Brooking Institute: conducts research and education in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development.
- Center for the Study of Social Policy: focus on family and children’s services; income supports, neighborhood-based services, education reform, family support, disability, health care policy, and long-term care for the elderly.
- Center for Law and Social Policy: focuses include global social policy, state policy data, child welfare, prisoner re-entry, and other welfare policy matters.
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- National Association of Social Workers: The largest professional organization of social workers in the US
- NASW Student Career Resources: Job searching, professional ethics, & financial programs for students
- Summaries and Definitions in SW: list of online resources
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
- GovTrack Social Welfare: Federal Bills related to Social Welfare, including those not yet enacted.
- NARIC (National Rehabilitation Information Center): Disability and independent living news, research, and guidelines
- Council on Social Work Education: Teaching and learning resources for faculty & students
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- UWM’s Milwaukee Neighborhoods Guide: health, housing, the environment, and demographics of Milwaukee neighborhoods.
- Children’s Bureau: National data on adoption, foster care, and child abuse and neglect
- Kid Count Data Center
State comparative data on child well-being
- AgingStats.Gov: Federal aging-related statistics from the United States.
- Social Security Administration: Research, Statistics & Policy Analysis: A combined data portal from the SSA
- Disability Data Resources: U.S. disability statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor