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Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice;
Idaho has had a parole release authority since 1899. Idaho's sentencing framework requires judges to impose a minimum length of incarceration in each felony case; judges may also impose a subsequent indeterminate term of incarceration, during which an inmate may be eligible for parole. Idaho law also imposes mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes. Idaho does not have a sentencing commission or sentencing guidelines.
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.
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 Coeur d'Alene Tribe in Idaho, the third 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.
Public Education Network (PEN);
The PEN national office launched a 2005 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) online survey to follow up on the 2004 survey. The 2004 survey generated 12,000 responses and greatly influenced the recommendations in the "Open to the Public" report released in March 2005. PEN was particularly interested in reaching grassroots constituencies, but the voices of everyone -- including educators -- were counted.
Idaho Business for Education;
This Field Guide is designed to give quick and easy access to key data that will support the work to improve Idaho's education system.To meet the needs of the 21st century workforce and economy, the Idaho State Board of Education has set an ambitious goal: 60% of Idahoans age 25-34 will have a post-secondary certificate or degree by 2020. Given the current status and pace of progress, we are not on track to meet that goal.Idaho must do better to prepare its students for success.This Field Guild provides the facts and figures, with key information and insight, about the need and opportunity to improve Idaho's K-12 education system.
Idaho Commission on the Arts;
Quality arts education helps Idaho's young people develop the skills they need to achieve their potential in school, work, and life. Arts learning experiences play a vital role in the developmentof problem-solving, analysis, imagination, and innovation. From music and dance to theatre and visual arts, the arts give young people unique means of expression, capturing their interests andemotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures.For Our Children: A Report on the Status of Arts Education in Idaho is compiled from a baseline survey conducted by the Idaho Commission on the Arts in partnership with the Idaho Department of Education through a collaboration with the Montana Arts Council, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and the Wyoming Arts Council. The report summarizes the data collected from the 222 Idaho elementary, middle, and secondary schools that responded to our request for information on arts education.
J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation;
Five Idaho colleges increased retention rates for non-traditional students by 500 percent above the national average by simply changing key practices. Results were achieved through a three-year pilot designed to improve retention and completion rates at Idaho community and technical colleges and fuel the state's economy with skilled workers. Non-traditional students -- unemployed workers, alternative high school students, young single parents and dropouts -- face work schedule conflicts, family obligations and geographic and financial barriers to higher education. Statistically, more than half of students who enter a two-year certificate or degree program in Idaho drop out in the second year, often debt-ridden. The pilot project, funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, used nationally proven best practices designed to lower barriers and develop resilience. Schools delivered enhanced advising, mentoring and remediation techniques; monitored student progress; and created support groups for almost 500 non-traditional students.
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute;
Why is there so much difference in the health of residents in one county compared to other counties in the same state? In this report, the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program explores how wide gaps are throughout Idaho and what is driving those differences. This information can help Idaho state leaders as they identify ways for everyone to have a fair chance to lead the healthiest life possible. Specifically, this document can help state leaders understand: 1. What health gaps are and why they matter 2. The size and nature of the health gaps among counties within Idaho 3. What factors are influencing the health of residents, and 4. What state and local communities can do to address health gaps.
Fels Institute of Government at University of Pennsylvania;
This report is part of a series of 21 state and regional studies examining the rollout of the ACA. The national network -- with 36 states and 61 researchers -- is led by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy research arm of the State University of New York, the Brookings Institution, and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.Idaho is by some accounts one of the most conservative states in the country, yet it is the only state led by a Republican governor and a Republican legislature that chose to create a health insurance exchange as part of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) implementation. The state has decided not to expand Medicaid for the time being, though they may revisit this decision in the future.
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest);
This report presents information on the clients and agencies in the state of Idaho. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers. The national study is based on completed in-person interviews with more than 62,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. The study summarized below focuses on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the FA network.Key Findings:The FA system in Idaho provides emergency food for an estimated 142,200 different people annually.41% of the members of client households in Idaho are children under 18 years old (Table 5.3.2).37% of client households include at least one employed adult (Table 5.7.1).Among client households with children, 86% are food insecure and 38% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 18.104.22.168).47% of clients in Idaho report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel (Table 6.5.1).34% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care (Table 6.5.1).25% of client households in Idaho report having at least one household member in poor health (Table 8.1.1)At the administration of this survey, 2 food banks or FROs affiliated with FA operated in Idaho. Of the agencies that were served by those organizations, 199 agencies that had their operation within the state responded to the agency survey.Of the responding agencies, 145 had at least one food pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.61% of pantries, 50% of kitchens, and 30% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1). Among programs that existed in 2006, 83% of pantries, 60% of kitchens, and 64% of shelters in Idaho reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites (Table 10.8.1).Food banks are by far the single most important source of food for agencies with emergency food providers, accounting for 71% of the food distributed by pantries, 42% of the food distributed by kitchens, and 47% of the food distributed by shelters (Table 13.1.1).As many as 96% of pantries, 91% of kitchens, and 69% of shelters in Idaho use volunteers (Table 13.2.1).