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Social Work Policy Institute (NASW)
Contains websites and policy research papers by topic.
MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect the poor.
The Urban Institute
Independent, non-partisan think tank. Conducts research & evaluates programs and social policy; includes crime & justice programs
A libertarian think tank. Information on domestic and international issues
A conservative think tank. Information on both domestic and international policy issues
Pew Research Center
A nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Reason Foundation advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. It produces respected public policy research on a variety of issues and publishes the critically-acclaimed Reason magazine.
Social Policy & Programs - Federal
Office of Human Services Policy
Search by subject or target population. Focuses on welfare, poverty, service delivery issues, data for research, policies affecting children, youth, and families, and economic matters affecting the Department.
Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP)
Search for information on programs, policies, social issues by federal or state levels. Advocacy site.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFDA contains detailed program descriptions for 2,185 Federal assistance programs
The Green Book (Federal - House Ways & Means Committee)
program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation. It has become a standard reference work for those interested in the direction of social policy in the United States.
A general starting point for information on agencies, programs, policies and practices. Search both federal and individual state information.
Department of Education Policy Section
Includes legislation, regulation and policy guidance for topics involving adult and children's education. e.g. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
Social Policy & Programs - State
Concordia Library Catalog
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US History of Social Welfare