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SWG 682 Community Participation Strategies

Reviews strategies to involve citizens and the consumers of social and human services in community decision-making systems. Participation is viewed as a means to facilitate the empowerment of oppressed peoples.

U.S. Government Information Sources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.


U.S. Bureau of the Census - The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.


Federal Bureau of Investigation – is the agency to find reports and publications on crime in the United States.


U.S. Justice Department – mission statement: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.


U.S. Department of Education - The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Social Sciences Librarian

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Deborah Abston
Subjects: Social Work, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Public Affairs, Journalism & Mass Media, Community Resources & Development
ASU Libraries Downtown Phoenix campus
UCENT Building
Lower Level

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.