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Liz Goodwin

30 June 2014

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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U.S. courts are offering war veterans who face jail time the choice of rehabilitation. This helps them adjust to civilian life and reduces repeat offences.

The New York Times

Alissa Quart

14 June 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Abortion rights are in jeopardy, and finding doctors that will perform the procedure in addition to other prenatal care is difficult. A Buffalo, New York clinic provides a space for both abortions and natural births.

Anchorage Daily News

Kyle Hopkins

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12 June 2014

Barrow, Alaska, United States

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People affected by fetal alcohol syndrome disorder are more likely to be convicted. In Alaska, one court provides convicts with FASD counselors and patience, making the court system more equitable and hoping to reduce...

WNYC

Amanda Aronczyk

4 June 2014

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Advocates of supportive housing say that it is less expensive than the alternative: frequent emergency room visits, homeless shelters and jail. This idea of "housing as healthcare" has resulted in about 47,000 support...

Albuquerque Journal

Olivier Uyttebrouck

30 May 2014

Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

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The 'throw-away' members of society often lack access to adequate healthcare. ECHO works to help those suffering from illnesses underplayed by local hospitals.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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28 May 2014

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Homelessness is still a rampant problem in the United States. The 100,000 Homes Campaign, an initiative launched four years ago, aims to help communities around the country place 100,000 chronically homeless people in...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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21 May 2014

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

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Naloxone could be the secret to curing New England's heroin consumption. Trying to expand access to the life-saving overdose antidote is the real obstacle.

WNYC

Alisa Roth

16 May 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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Thousands of New Yorkers are stuck behind bars for weeks, even months, because they can’t make bail. A non-profit fund that posts bail for clients has been changing that in the Bronx.

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

26 April 2014

Jonesboro, Georgia, United States

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In Clayton County, Georgia, the Second Chance Court is using a different tactic to give offenders the opportunity to move forward. The program, started in 2010, allows selected teens to attend counseling and classes –...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

26 April 2014

Jonesboro, Georgia, United States

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The deeper kids get into the court system, the more likely they are to get into bigger trouble - instead of being scared straight, they end up on what researchers call the school-to-prison pipeline. Courts in Clayton ...

Al Jazeera

Sarika Bansal

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3 March 2014

Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Less than 1 percent of drug addicts in Africa receive treatment because the issue is disfavored by donors. The national government of Tanzania demanded evidence-based treatment options and is curbing relapses by distr...

The New York Times

Julie Turkewitz

22 January 2014

New York, New York, United States

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What happens when people can’t afford to pay bail? They plead guilty. That’s what happened in the Bronx Court System, which has “one of the most backlogged big-city courts in the nation.” One nonprofit, Bronx Defender...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 December 2013

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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For years, Chattanooga has had one of the highest violent crime rates in the country. - last year, its rate stood at 863 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 34 percent higher than Fayetteville's. But like Fayettevil...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 December 2013

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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The use of a gun in a violent crime can carry a penalty of 30 years or more in prison. High Point, NC, has been using call-ins for 16 years - a carrot-and-stick approach aimed at reducing violent crime and drugs in th...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rochelle Olson

13 December 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Hennepin County Court, serving Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding area, has developed a co-parenting court – helping unmarried parents work together to raise their children, work through issues, and strengthen their ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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13 November 2013

Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

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Children are often punished for acting out without consideration of the root cause of their behavior such as a toxic home environment. A trauma center in Washington state is teaching educators to focus on making kids ...

New York Daily News

Oren Yaniv

12 November 2013

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Jailing convicted criminals has shown that it neither changes illegal behavior, nor reduces the rate of re-incarceration. Brooklyn’s Red Hood Community Justice Center has given many guilty defendants of minor crimes t...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stephanie Capper

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20 October 2013

Kilis, Turkey

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Instead of outsourcing workers the International Blue Crescent relief agency, and Jordan's al-Zaatari cams, is employing Syrian refugees as teachers, doctors, and nurses. The aim is to create a self-sustainable refuge...

Governing

John Buntin

1 October 2013

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago is curbing homicides through an anti-violence initiative that uses social networks to rank people’s likelihood of killing and being killed. Police then do home visits and have personal conversations with peopl...

The Atlantic

Mike Riggs

9 September 2013

Michigan, United States

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Inmates who get correctional education are less likely to become repeat offenders, but education costs money. An organization is funding educational opportunities for prisoners in various cities in the U.S. to improve...

San Francisco Chronicle

Jill Tucker

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18 August 2013

Oakland, California, United States

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Young black males in Oakland are suspended more frequently and graduate high school at a much lower rate than their peers. A charter school specifically designed for African American boys focuses on providing them wit...

The Atlantic

Olga Khazan

13 June 2013

Ntcheu, Malawi

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Some groups are making strides at ending child marriage and female genital mutilation, practices that are common and yet dangerous. They're doing so by reaching out to the men in charge.

Education Week

Lesli A. Maxwell

31 May 2013

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago's progress in driving down the dropout rate is in part because of a network of charter schools around the city that provide small, alternative programs that specialize in serving recovered dropouts or students...

The Guardian

Daniel Boffey

4 May 2013

Copenhagen, Denmark

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In Copenhagen's fixing room, drug addicts are able to take intravenous drugs through the supervision of nurses. The room provides a clean environment with sterile needles that can be disposed of. Since it opened, ther...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rhiannon Meyers

21 April 2013

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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In Atlantic City, AtlantiCare is saving money while improving the lives of diabetics by offering free personalized medical attention. Diabetics are treated before the disease gets out of hand, minimizing the number of...

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