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BBC

Helena Merriman

26 April 2016

Medicine Hat, Canada

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The city of Medicine Hat in Canada ended homelessness by giving every person living in the streets a home. The Inquiry looks into whether this "Housing First" approach could work in other cities.

The New York Times

Dan Levin

21 April 2016

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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North America is suffering an epidemic of illicit heroin use and fatal overdoses of legal painkillers which fill up courts, jails and hospitals. In Vancouver, Crosstown Clinic is a heroin maintenance clinic that is ke...

PBS NewsHour

Sarah Varney

20 April 2016

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

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Childhood trauma such as abuse, neighborhood violence or the death of a parent has been found to lead to dire health and social problems later in life. How can communities intervene to spare future generations the sam...

Jackson Free Press

Donna Ladd

20 April 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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After going to prison themselves, John Knight of Jackson and Shanduke McPhatter of Brooklyn are living straight and determined to make changes. They work as "violence interrupters" in their neighborhoods, using an app...

WBEZ

Susie An

18 April 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A decrease in arrests in Chicago public schools is a result of the district moving away from a zero-tolerance policy for discipline and acting in favor of more instructional intervention. This approach has allowed for...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

15 April 2016

Wasilla, Alaska, United States

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Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm has 35 inmates who work to produce food for the local food banks and the prison. The inmates who work there learn key practical skills, which have the potential to transform them and ...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Armando Trull

13 April 2016

Maryland, United States

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Teachers do not know how to help or understand unaccompanied minors fleeing from Central America, suffering from complex trauma. Montgomery County Public Schools asked the Compadre Network to train educators in a cour...

Citizen Matters

Akshatha M

12 April 2016

Bengaluru, Bangalore, India

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Rehabilitation is key for newly released prisoners, to avoid social stigma and financial problems. Providing skill development programs, mental health counseling and financial assistance are just some of the ways that...

The Washington Post

Peter Hermann

7 April 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The incarceration rate in the United States is one of the highest in the world, and it is paid for – heavily – by the tax payers. To combat this, students argue that more funding should go to supervised release instea...

OR Magazine

Corinne Ellis

1 April 2016

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Through comprehensive sex education, widely available contraception and their Human Sexuality Education law, Oregon has managed to drastically reduce their teen pregnancy rates.

TakePart

Laura Krantz

1 April 2016

Mozambique

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Bushmeat trade has lead to increased poaching activities and destruction of wildlife in African countries. Mark Haldane acknowledges the potential to restore wildlife by building relationships with the community and p...

BBC

Nick Beake

31 March 2016

London, United Kingdom

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A new approach to youth justice in southeast Spain is turning lives around through agricultural labor and special education.

The Wire

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

30 March 2016

Delhi, India

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According to new Indian laws, if a Good Samaritan helps a road accident victim they should expect to be treated with respect by hospitals, the courts and the police.

Vice

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

28 March 2016

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

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Empower, a sex workers' rights organization with over 50,000 members, has been steadily pushing to improve the working conditions of women in the sex trade in Thailand. In addition to advocating for decriminalization ...

Politico

Michael Hirsh

24 March 2016

Dearborn, Michigan, United States

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“Stepping Up” is an “outreach-and-informant” program in that gives Muslim residents in Dearborn a place to call if they suspect someone begins to show signs of alienation or an interest in extremism. This approach is ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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...

BBC

Shabnam Grewal

19 March 2016

United Kingdom

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How to break a cycle of recidivism? Individual ex-prisoners share their own stories of how they have recovered from addiction and lives of crime, gotten their lives on track, and ultimately broken the cycle and stayed...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A program in Baltimore bring youths together with volunteer second “families” to help guide them through turbulent times.

BBC

Kate Bissell

14 March 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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For many offenders, prison can be a tense, divisive, and anger-inducing environment, fueling the negative influences that landed them there in the first place and leading to high recidivism rates. Actor Tim Robbins - ...

Bright Magazine

Rob Waters

10 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Five Keys Charter School, established in 2003, works in various California prisons to provide education and job training to inmates. Since its founding, Five Keys has awarded 684 high school diplomas to inmates in cus...

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

10 March 2016

Eastham, Massachusetts, United States

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A growing number of high schools across Massachusetts are exploring later start times, amid research showing that a lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on the health and academic performance of teenagers.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

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...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

8 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A remarkable nonprofit in Baltimore sends teams of volunteers to give overwhelmed youths unconditional help and guidance that cannot be withdrawn.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

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...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Matthew S. Schwartz

25 February 2016

Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

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Paying at-risk people to stay out of trouble is the most controversial part of a new D.C. crime bill that also proposes counseling and other services to prevent repeat offenses. But a similar program is already in use...

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