I wanted to supply a list of my sources to support my most recent post on “Defunding the Police." I have also added a few suggested readings to help any readers self-educate on this matter.
There are tons of books and articles out there to explain the systemic racism of our "Justice" system. These are just a few options. I have read some, but not all of these. The work is always continuing.
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale
A recent interview with Mr. Vitale, about what Defunding the Police means and could look like.
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander. If you have not read this, go read it. It will drastically change the way you view our Justice system. Be prepared for intense rage while reading this.
I am currently reading Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores by Dominque Gilliard. This is particularly interesting in its exploration of Christianity’s role in the evolution and expansion of mass incarceration.
I also highly suggest this list of readings. I have not read all of them but am making my way through
This site also has a plethora of articles and information in shorter doses.
The sources listed here include sites for the majority of my data. However, some of the data, especially correlations, is from my internal knowledge of nonprofits and years of personal study.
If you are interested in reading about Terry Stops in Seattle, there is a precinct by precinct breakdown of stops in The 2019 Seattle Police Stops and Detentions Annual Report. The 2017 and 2018 Annual Reports can be found here. Insight on the 2019 report can be found here. This information can be informative of where funding is going and the results.
The City of Seattle 2020 Proposed Budget can be found by digging through this site. Be warned it is an 800 page tome.
This Seattle Times article has good average cost data for Rapid Rehousing and other services in Seattle. RRH success rate and demographics can be found on this website and another Seattle Times article discusses housing availability. Homelessness information can be found in the 2019 Count Us In Report.
Mental Health response and policing data can be found at the following sites
Treatment Advocacy Center and Campaign Zero. Both have a depth of information.
Job training data was gathered from programs I have worked on, as well as from Seattle Job Market Data and from Washington Technology Industry Association.
Most of the School Based Health Centers information came from a variety of Seattle Public Schools site as well as this economic evaluation.
If you have any resources to add, please feel free. I am always looking for more data.
Lace has 10 years of fundraising experience for large and small organizations. She has a depth of knowledge learned in the fundraising trenches, through good and bad trainings, from numerous mentors, and by creating all the excel sheets!