Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people and government of Somalia on your 56th Independence Day on July 1.
Washington, DC - The following statement was issued by the Middle East Quartet (Russian Federation, United States, European Union, and United Nations):
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Membership of New Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board, Including Prominent Law Enforcement and Civil Rights Leaders
Los Angeles, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the establishment of the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board, including the community and law enforcement leaders who will comprise the board membership. The board, as mandated by Assembly Bill 953 authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), is tasked with helping to eliminate racial and identity profiling in law enforcement.
Washington, DC - In conjunction with President Obama signing the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, the Administration is taking new steps to build on a record of openness and transparency:
Washington, DC - Every year, more than 11 million people move through America’s 3,100 local jails, many on low-level, non-violent misdemeanors, costing local governments approximately $22 billion a year.In local jails, 64 percent of people suffer from mental illness, 68 percent have a substance abuse disorder, and 44 percent suffer from chronic health problems.Communities across the country have recognized that a relatively small number of these highly-vulnerable people cycle repeatedly not just through local jails, but also hospital emergency rooms, shelters, and other public systems, receiving fragmented and uncoordinated care at great cost to American taxpayers, with poor outcomes.
Sacramento, California - The California Home Visiting Program (CHVP) celebrated a landmark 100,000th visit this week as part of the state’s hands-on efforts to provide assistance to new parents and improve the health and wellbeing of children across the state. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) preventive intervention program focuses on positive parenting and child development.