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The Trace

Mark Obbie

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11 August 2016

United States

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While policing initiatives have previously been driven by intuitive responses to trends in violent crime, the Centre for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University has developed a new strategy for identify...

BBC

Helena Merriman

2 August 2016

Poland

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CFCs, chemicals created in the early 20th century, were an industrial success but destroyed the atmosphere. How a group of environmentalists, scientists, and lawyers in the 70s/80s raised public awareness which ultima...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

1 August 2016

London, England

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Non-profits like Active Change Foundation in London leverage community outreach and personal relationships to intervene on extremist behavior and prevent radical recruitment. But when attempting to partner with the go...

Jackson Free Press

Sierra Mannie

27 July 2016

Pelahatchie, Mississippi, United States

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Many years of work to improve juvenile-detention centers in Mississippi may curb recidivism rates by increasing the quality of life in detention. Despite those efforts, however, centers might still be unable to give d...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

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4 July 2016

Kenya

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It's not just poaching that is changing the landscape of the elephant kingdom, it's human's actions in general. In an attempt to understand the geographical needs of elephants, scientists are arming the species with r...

PBS Frontline

Jelani Cobb

Anya Bourg

28 June 2016

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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The Department of Justice has ordered the Newark Police Department to make reforms to its policing practices, so that public safety will not compromise the human rights. An investigation into the NPD has shown that of...

The Guardian

Lois Beckett

23 June 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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In the wake of high-profile shootings, proposals such as banning assault weapons gain momentum. But there are solutions few national politicians are looking at that take a very different tack.

Washington Monthly

Linda Gibbs

Robert Doar

19 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Poverty is a problem that only seems to be increasing in the United States. New York City, though, was the only one of America's 20 largest cities to achieve a decrease in poverty rates from 2000-2013. This piece is t...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

18 June 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A law-enforcement strategy known as the "focused deterrence" approach involves identifying people most at risk to commit or to be victimized by crime — often the same individuals — and hosts meetings where they are of...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

John Diedrich

Kevin Crowe

11 June 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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With shooting deaths soaring in Milwaukee, gun cases have swamped the county courts, but there has been no similar spike in federal firearm prosecutions. In fact, the opposite occurred last year.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brie Zeltner

Rachel Dissell

John Caniglia

Olivera Perkins

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9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has struggled through the years to reduce youth violence. But important lessons have been learned, here and elsewhere. City officials say they are factoring those lessons into their latest plans to reduce vi...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Volunteers of America's Face Forward 2 program offers a second chance to youth offenders by focusing on education and employment. Destyni Iverson believes the program potentially changed the trajectory of life. Sh...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Lynn Ischay

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Juvenile offenders can feel as though they have no chances for a good future. Volunteers of America’s Face Forward 2 program helps young people in Cleveland to complete their education and to find employment. With th...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

John Caniglia

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Operation Focus is a nationally recognized initiative to help curb gun violence; however, its effectiveness has proven to not be sustainable. The city of Cleveland has evaluated the problems of the initiative and has...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

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8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Misinformation and misunderstanding about the law can lead youth to have accelerating confrontations with the police. Cleveland’s Patrick Henry School offers Juvenile Justice Jeopardy, a game that orients middle schoo...

Jackson Free Press

Tim Summers, Jr.

8 June 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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A consent decree ensures juveniles are not held more than 21 days in a Jackson, Miss., facility that was the subject of a lawsuit over the number of children it held and the conditions they faced. But opponents, inclu...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

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8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Trauma training for police and community workers teaches them how to make tough situations, such as the arrest of a parent, easier on young children. Painful memories can alter perceptions of police for a lifetime.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

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8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Should police be law enforcers or social responders? Some leaders say "guardian" duty is at least important as purely law enforcement tasks, sometimes known as "warrior" work. That idea is rooted in centuries-old prin...

Jackson Free Press

Maya Miller

8 June 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Juvenile detention usually leads to worse outcomes for youth in the future, while Juvenile Detention Alternatives allow for decreases in detention populations and the likelihood that youth will stay trapped in the sys...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

Lynn Ischay

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Marvin Fong

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8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Police can work better with young people if they understand more about how their brains work. Young people can deal better with police if they understand more about their jobs, and the law. New training and technique...

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John R. Roby

4 June 2016

Binghamton, New York, United States

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Literacy rates can be a problem, especially in low-income school districts. Amid a years-in-the-making revision of literacy instruction, the Binghamton school district is seeing a payoff.

The New York Times

Moises Velasquez-Manoff

3 June 2016

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Why do poorer countries like Russia have much lower rates of autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes? Preventing autoimmune disorders may require emulating aspects of that “dirtier” world: safely bottling the kinds o...

Mother Jones

Jaeah Lee

31 May 2016

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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A new tool that studies human behavioral data is being piloted in an effort to prevent police abuse and violence. Using data kept by individual police departments, this new program studies officers’ history of past pr...

Newsweek

Alec Appelbaum

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30 May 2016

New York, New York, United States

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As climate change drastically alters the land, sea, and how humans subsist in the face of a changing environment, governments are finding that traditional methods of development are no longer sufficient or sustainable...

The Guardian

Lucy Lamble

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24 May 2016

Central African Republic

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A new international fund will focus on education in countries affected by crises that have disrupted families' lives and their childrens' learning. The Education Cannot Wait Fund is a response to the often-overlooked ...

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