California Research Bureau Projects

The California Research Bureau is involved in special projects with partners in the Legislature and various State agencies.

The California Women Veterans Survey – added October 11, 2011

Are you a woman veteran or do you know a woman veteran who would be willing to share her experiences? CRB is partnering with the California Commission on the Status of Women and the California Department of Veterans Affairs to administer a survey of women veterans in California. This project is a follow-up to CRB's 2009 report, "California's Women Veterans: The Challenges and Needs of Those Who Served." The survey is available to print and mail here. Or take the survey online at

The California Research Bureau, in cooperation with the California Legislative Women's Caucus, has undertaken a project to collect all the women elected to public office in California at the national, statewide, and county levels. The first information to be published here will be the national and statewide elected women, and later the county level information will be published as well.

The California Homeless Youth Project: New Website Launched – added June 30, 2010

The California Homeless Youth Project, a CRB research and policy initiative conductedin collaboration with the California Council on Youth Relations, a project of New America Media, launched a website in June 2010. The site provides policymakers and others with information on the issues faced by unaccompanied homeless youth, focusing on young people in California. Visit to hear from youth about their experiences and recommendations for change, and to access information and policy resources on youth homelessness.

PMAD Project – added April 28, 2010

Reforming California Juvenile Corrections: The Santa Clara Example – added November 15, 2009

On October 14, 2009, the California Research Bureau (CRB), in partnership with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) and the University of California Center Sacramento (UCCS) sponsored a panel presentation event.  Panelists discussed the implementation of the "Missouri Model" enhanced rehabilitation program for juvenile offenders in Santa Clara County's juvenile ranch facilities.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner in Sacramento August 11

Accountancy Project – added May 30, 2009

Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, Chair of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development requested that the California Research Bureau undertake a study to assist the committee in understanding the policy options before the Legislature with regard to the pathways through which California residents can obtain a license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).