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The New York Times

John Schwartz

6 July 2019

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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The city of Nashville is a model for other U.S. cities focusing on how to deal with homes that are flooding more consistently than before. The National Flood Insurance Program exists to help insure homes that wouldn't...

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Kevin Holmes

28 June 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Collaborative efforts targeting adult-peer mentoring in Kansas City, Missouri have resulted in less crime and increased trust among participants. Focusing on high-risk teens and young adults, the program known as Teen...

Eugene Weekly

Taylor Perse

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27 June 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Homelessness is a serious issue in any state, but outlined in this article are 3 unique approaches in 3 different states that have proven successful. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Orlando, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan ha...

MPR News

Megan Burks

20 June 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Food trucks have taken much of the United States by storm, but now the concept is being applied to helping keep children well nourished during summer months when school is out. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agricul...

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Kathleen Hawkins

Hannah McNeish

18 June 2019

Portugal

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In 2001, facing a 20-year opioid epidemic, Portugal decriminalized all personal drug use, meaning people carrying drugs for personal use could no longer face prosecution or jail. The approach, met with public support,...

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Alexis Garcia

18 June 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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L.A. Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell started the Skid Row Running Club, which leads runs every morning with formerly incarcerated addicts. Many of the participants have led successful lives after running, giving c...

CBC

Leonardo Palleja

Nick Purdon

9 June 2019

Vancouver, Canada

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In Vancouver, a program at the Crosstown Clinic is combatting drug overdoses by administering low-dose heroin to people who use drugs to keep them from experiencing withdrawal symptoms. The idea behind this approach i...

WBEZ

Patrick Smith

6 June 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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An anti-violence program in Chicago called the Rapid Employment and Development Initiative, or READI, identifies and engages with those most vulnerable to partake or be a victim of gun violence, and provides them with...

The Guardian

Lois Beckett

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Abene Clayton

4 June 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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California’s Bay Area has seen a 30% decrease in gun homicides, despite increasing economic inequality. The region has had many interventions to reach this decline, but the key to all of them is their community-driven...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

3 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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In Helsinki, Finland, the "Housing First" model, where housing is offered to those experiencing homelessness unconditionally is showing results. The program, which also can include services and is made possible in par...

The Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

29 May 2019

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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Across the country, police departments are increasingly providing mental health services for law enforcement. Among the services deployed are internal support teams, post-incident debriefs, psychological first aid, an...

Colorado Public Radio

John Daley

28 May 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Increasing the availability of naloxone reduces the number of deaths from opioid overdose. In Colorado, the Naloxone for Life initiative, which began in 2016, has distributed thousands of kits to emergency first respo...

Bangor Daily News

Beth Brogan

28 May 2019

Knox, Maine, United States

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The newly-elected district attorney in Maine, Natasha Irving, has started implementing restorative justice practices into the area’s criminal justice system. The use of restorative justice in this case includes offeri...

Santa Cruz Local

Kara Meyberg Guzman

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24 May 2019

Santa Cruz, California, United States

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Throughout California, there are various needle exchange programs that are meant to reduce the likelihood of spreading communicable diseases through the use of dirty needles. Although often met with criticism, Santa C...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

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22 May 2019

Olympia, Washington, United States

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The Sustainability in Prisons Project has brought environmental lectures, work, and support to thousands of inmates since 2003. It offers a unique type of prison work - wildlife preservation, such as taking care of en...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Blythe Bernhard

22 May 2019

Pacific, Missouri, United States

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At the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, 10 individuals graduated from college with Associate Degrees as part of the Washington University Prison Education Project. Each student is required to have a high school d...

NBC News

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Marshall Crook

20 May 2019

Yakima, Washington, United States

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Adverse childhood experiences such as physical or substance abuse, parental divorce and emotional neglect can often negatively impact children's behavior at school. Recognizing this, some schools have started implemen...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

11 May 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Manchester, New Hampshire is seeing early success with a new program that helps keep mothers battling addiction in contact with their children. Based on the premise that keeping parents connected with their child duri...

The Marshall Project

Beth Schwartzapfel

10 May 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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When treating opioid addiction, the typical approach is medication in conjunction with mandatory therapy sessions and a myriad of other check-ins. Realizing that this method was failing many people that were not able ...

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Lee Romney

9 May 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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In the United States, African American students are disproportionately placed into special ed tracks based on behavior issues. In an attempt to reverse this trend, the Shoestring Children's Center helps kids aged thre...

The Huffington Post

Liza Ramrayka

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9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Katherine Webb-Hehn

8 May 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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From city-wide efforts to faith-based interventions to public health approaches, the city of Birmingham, Alabama is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to ending gun violence in the city. The city has been deeply aff...

U.S. News & World Report

Casey Leins

3 May 2019

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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The state of Mississippi has taken drastic steps in reforming their criminal justice system, pointing to a nationwide cultural shift as a driving force. State legislation, such as expanding parole eligibility, elimina...

Undark

Michele Catanzaro

1 May 2019

Budongo forest, Uganda

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In Western Uganda’s Budongo forest, the Budongo Conservation Field Station is saving chimpanzees by giving poachers the opportunity to do something different. The organization operates on two levels: First, employing ...

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Erik Neumann

1 May 2019

Vernal, Utah, United States

Radio

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In Utah, the Northeastern Counseling Center had a booth at a local gun show to give away gun safety devices and provide information on suicide prevention. The booth, which has made a few stops at public events, is jus...

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