Discrimination

  • Cornerstone Research is working with a justice center to provide pro bono analytical support on the impact of driver’s license suspensions on socioeconomic characteristics such as race, income, and geography.
  • LCCRSF Report on the Role of Race in Non-Traffic Citations
    Cornerstone Research provided pro bono analytical support for the LCCRSF’s report on racial disparities in non-traffic infractions.
  • Brown et al. v. Madison County, Mississippi
    This case resulted in a landmark consent decree that addressed racial profiling in traffic and pedestrian stops by the Madison County sheriff’s department. Cornerstone Research experts evaluated the frequency of traffic stops across different racial groups, and assessed whether roadblocks were implemented more frequently in predominantly African-American neighborhoods.
  • Analyzed discipline data and school assignment policies in Modesto City Schools, located in central California. Cornerstone Research was awarded the Robert G. Sproul Jr. Award by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay for this work.
  • Assessed whether hiring practices for police and firefighters yielded sufficient racial diversity to match the percentage of minorities in the qualified workforce in local communities.

Civil Rights

  • Collected information regarding bail amounts and case outcomes from public records.
  • Assessed whether publicly available data supported a recently enacted U.S. Department of Defense policy change concerning the military enlistment of lawful permanent residents.
  • Analyzed data on behalf of inmates who allegedly did not receive adequate mental care.

Children's Rights

  • New York State Citizens’ Coalition for Children v. Poole
    Eleven years after this case was filed, the parties reached a settlement that provided groundbreaking rate increases to foster care families and substantial changes to rate-setting processes.
  • Tinsley et al. v. McKay et al.
    In a settlement approved by the court, the Arizona Department of Child Services agreed to expand the behavioral and physical healthcare services provided to children in the system, to maximize the placement of children in family-like settings, and to ensure case managers have sufficient time to make sure children receive the services and interventions they need.
  • Investigated suspension rate discrepancies in relation to gender, race, disability status, and other factors for school districts across the San Francisco Bay Area

Asylum

  • Prepared research reports on political, religious, and ethnic persecution in Afghanistan and violence against women in Burkina Faso for lawyers taking up asylum cases.

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