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Michigan Radio

Cynthia Canty

29 May 2018

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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To help its homeless students succeed, Michigan's Kalamazoo school district is using a comprehensive set of services meant to help homeless students achieve academically. Some of those services include free transporta...

City Bureau

F. Amanda Tugade

25 May 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Students in Chicago coping with gun deaths and violence among their families and friends find empowerment and support through teachers and administrators who encourage them to become active in national protests agains...

Yes! Magazine

Lewis Wallace

22 May 2018

Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States

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Growing Change, a rural North Carolina youth organization that focuses on keeping kids out of jail, focuses on flipping prisons to not only revitalize and bring environmentally friendly practices to the community but ...

PBS NewsHour

Megan Thompson

13 May 2018

Indiana, United States

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In national discussions on incarceration, the conversation often focuses on the direct impact of services and reentry initiatives on the prisoner while forgetting to fully discuss the effects of these systems on famil...

Arizona Daily Star

Sarah Garrecht Gassen

16 March 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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When youth leave foster care, they can have incredible difficulties finding employment, housing, and transitioning into a life beyond the challenges of foster care. In California, First Place for Youth is a non-profit...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

28 February 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow used to be called the murder capital of Western Europe until officials decided to tackle violent crime with a public health focus, using tactics similar to those used to control epidemics. A carrot and stick a...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

21 February 2018

Massachusetts, United States

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Massachusetts' Roca program uses five sites in the state to teach young men in their late teens and early 20s coping strategies to solve personal problems and change their behavior. The program targets men with previo...

Public Radio International

Deepa Fernandes

23 January 2018

Galápagos, Ecuador

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Tortoises as well as other species native to Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands are facing increasingly critical threats due to climate change. Thanks to a program that is embedded in the Galapagos school system, however, hi...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Schonhardt

28 December 2017

Tierra Blanca, Guatemala

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In some rural parts of Guatemala, "more than half the girls...marry before the age of 18." While a coalition of organizations was able to lobby lawmakers, and raise the legal marriage age to 18, real changes happened ...

Newsweek

Sarah O'Hagan

6 December 2017

Ethiopia

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Around the world, adolescent girls are susceptible to sexual harassment but girls in crisis areas are likely to be forgotten, or the solutions do not reach them. A new training program is designed for such conflict ar...

News24

Beth Amato

27 November 2017

Johannesburg, South Africa

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In South Africa, several programs help young people who come from backgrounds of violence and trauma find new ways to engage in the world through sports, or teaching empathy and positive communication. Others focus on...

Vice

Emily Weitz

12 October 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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'Tha Flower Factory' is setting out to help provide employment, mentor kids, and restore hopefulness and beauty to the city of Baltimore. This project employs individuals to plant flowers and seeds, helping bring down...

Politico

Erick Trickey

21 September 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Young individuals who have lost loved ones to violence and live in violent areas are likely to perpetuate these trends. 'Becoming a Man' and 'Working on Womanhood' are programs that involve mentorship, behavioral ther...

Politico

Mark Peterson

Derek Robertson

21 September 2017

Chicago, United States

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In Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood, Pastor Marshall Hatch's New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church is providing mentorship and neighborhood support to make residents safer. The church also functions as ...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Micah Danney

9 August 2017

Suffolk County, New York, United States

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A former prosecutor now works directly with offenders as a deputy police chief in a movement called Council of Thought And Action (COTA), often going directly to them in the community and bringing them together in sup...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Sarah Jordan

25 May 2017

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Prospects in Camden, NJ, one of the most impoverished and murder-ridden cities in the U.S., are finally looking up, particularly for its younger residents. This is in part thanks to Hopeworks, a nonprofit that provide...

The Local

Lee Roden

2 May 2017

Sweden

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Sweden has, and continues, to receive a lot of asylum seekers, leading to the need for successful integration of these new immigrants. Certain programs have been developed, such as one that when completed asylum seek...

The Connecticut Mirror

Mark Pazniokas

5 March 2017

Connecticut, United States

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The state of Connecticut is partnering with the Vera Institute of Justice to creating a new model of incarceration for young people ages 18 to 25. That state has created four integration centers to help inmates transi...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

14 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, “500 men and about 10 women juvenile lifers who have been locked away for decades” will be released due to a recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional for judges to strike autom...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

10 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Girls in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods face extensive danger on a daily basis. Not enough is being done to help girls so that they do not engage in violence or self-harm. Programs such as the Urban Warrior Program,...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sally Sara

7 December 2016

Muizenberg, South Africa

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Change Waves is an organization in South Africa that is fighting community violence and poverty by giving the youth hope through surfing. The children from impoverished families go to the beach to surf for free and b...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mila Koumpilova

31 July 2016

Aarhus, Denmark

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Many Denmark youth are traveling to Syria to join Islamic extremist groups. Denmark has reduced recruitments by pouring money into government programs dedicated to better integrate immigrant communities through employ...

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)

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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A correlation exists in Cuyahoga County between the idle youth rate -- base on teens who are neither working nor in school -- and the youth violence rate, according to an analysis done for The Plain Dealer by Claudia ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Some local programs see youth employment as more than just a workforce development issue. They also view jobs as a way to offer stability to young people, especially those from Cleveland area communities with high vio...

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