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John Caniglia

6 June 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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In New Haven community leaders and law enforcement joined hands to diminish gang violence. They created Project Longevity, and the research shows the program is successful. Gang shootings in the city have fallen from ...

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John Caniglia

6 June 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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New Haven's Project Longevity has measurably reduced gang violence through an approach brings law enforcement, social service groups, and community leaders together to offer teenagers and young men incentives to stop ...

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George Rodrigue

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5 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland is responding to its gun violence epidemic with a combination of effective policing, social service agencies, and former offenders deployed to break cycles of violence in their communities.

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Leila Atassi

18 May 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cure Violence is a the national non-profit organization that for 16 years has helped multiple cities adopt strategies for violence prevention that mirror those used in disease control. Programs employ trained “violenc...

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Sara Dorn

16 May 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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In Washington, D.C., defendants appear in court within 24 hours of their arrest and many are freed from jail without having to make bail. The process is efficient, relying on a coordinated system of risk assessment an...

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Brie Zeltner

13 April 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Victims of violence found in hospitals are more likely to return for emergency care than those with chronic illnesses. As a result, communities like Cleveland, Ohio are trying the approach of treating violence as a pu...

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John Caniglia

24 March 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Providing positive interventions reduces gun violence among struggling youths. In New Haven, Connecticut, the Project Longevity program offers social services, treatment, housing, and counseling to those who typically...

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Brie Zeltner

16 March 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has an alarmingly high rate of infant mortality, there are a large number of infant deaths from SIDS, sleep deaths, and problems stemming from being born prematurely. Programs across Cleveland are growing in...

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Rachel Dissell

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10 March 2016

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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A new training program gets police officers to delve into the complexities of teenage brain development, helping law enforcement to recognize mental health issues, respond to them and, if they can, refer families to o...

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Rachel Dissell

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7 March 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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This article sets up an upcoming series of articles that will explore how other communities have tried to address youth violence and how well those programs are doing. It offers short snapshots or previews of the prog...

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Brie Zeltner

3 February 2016

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The Pathways Community HUB model, born in Mansfield as way to improve pregnancy outcomes, is becoming a national model. Its success is in large part due to its rewarding only caretakers whose patients achieve certain ...

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Brie Zeltner

11 December 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore's infant mortality rate has dropped by 24 percent, and health officials there as well as independent research groups have credited the city's B'More for Healthy Babies initiative, launched in 2009.

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Brie Zeltner

11 December 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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When Baltimore launched a citywide effort to reduce infant mortality in 2009 called B'More for Healthy Babies, Upton Druid Heights was a prime target. That effort has since cut down infant deaths in the city by 24 per...

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Brie Zeltner

11 December 2015

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Since B'More for Healthy Babies launched in Baltimore in 2009, Baltimore's infant deaths have dropped by 24 percent, outstripping their home state's progress in the same period by a factor of three, and the nation's b...

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Brie Zeltner

10 December 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland's infant mortality rate is double the national average. Sugar Mamas is a local program based on the national CenteringPregnancy programs where pregnant women who have diabetes meet twice a month to discuss ...

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George Rodrigue

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25 October 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Lead poisoning is not purely a problem of the poor - it can affect any child living in an older home, or playing on contaminated soil. New solutions journalism efforts aim to increase transparency about the risks and ...

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Rachel Dissell

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23 October 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has a list of lead-safe homes, a result of decades of cleaning up hazards with tens of millions of dollars in HUD grant money.

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Rachel Dissell

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23 October 2015

Rochester, New York, United States

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It's been a decade since the city of Rochester, New York, committed to tackling its lead poisoning problem head on. What resulted was a more than 80 percent drop in the number of children with high lead levels. It's a...

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Rachel Dissell

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10 September 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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When processing rape kits, it may be faster and more cost-effective to extract DNA profiles rather than first screen swabs and undergarments for semen. Ohio’s crime lab, which has identified a potential suspect in nea...

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Brie Zeltner

21 June 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Low income children in Cleveland with severe, chronic asthma are given quality treatment but often live in substandard housing with mold, dust, lead or secondhand smoke and continue suffering potentially lethal attack...

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