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Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

26 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The New Orleans Police Department did not have the best reputation among the community due to a series of corrupt acts committed by individual officers on the force. Thanks to a series of outreach efforts to marginali...

Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

25 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Police departments across the United States are implementing strategies and reforms in response to the growing number of unsolved criminal cases. With cold cases often linked to declined trust in police and the underm...

KUNM

Marisa Demarco

21 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque Police Department knows that not all community members are apt to trust in officers, so the department created a new interdisciplinary team specifically focused on working with those people. Although this ...

All Africa

Mamadou Lamine Ba

Patrick Egwu

Annie Njanja

15 February 2019

Senegal

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This cross-border story, which takes place in Nigeria, Kenya, and Senegal, examines 3 different approaches to address the still-widespread practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In Nigeria, a short film about FG...

Albuquerque Journal

Ryan Boetel

11 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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The Albuquerque Police Department is rolling out a new program that aims to get people the help they need rather than place them in jail where they are likely to relapse. Similar to programs already working in other s...

Albuquerque Journal

Ryan Boetel

4 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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The Albuquerque Police Department is one of the most recent departments to pilot the use of a videoconferencing system that aims to train officers in crisis intervention methods. This technology has allowed officers t...

KSHB-TV

Kevin Holmes

31 January 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Parts of Kansas City were once regarded as high-crime areas, but thanks to a change in police practices, those crime rates have significantly decreased. Using a form of proactive policing that has officers on foot pat...

BBC

Jeremy Cooke

8 January 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rather than treat opioid users like criminals, Vancouver has deemed it a public health crisis. The city, especially its downtown east side, witnessed 1,500 deaths in just one year from opioid use. Its approach is uniq...

WHYY

Bobby Allyn

31 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, where the homicide rate recently hit a ten-year high, teams known as violence interrupters are stepping in to employ crisis intervention in high-risk areas. By using several different tactics includin...

News Decoder

Priyanka Mogul

26 December 2018

Mumbai, India

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Indian women have turned to smartphone apps like Safecity to help protect them from sexual violence. These apps use a combination of geo tracking and crowd-sourced stories to illuminate patterns of abuse in certain lo...

The Buffalo News

Maki Becker

30 November 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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After successfully testing a program out that used police officers as the conduits for organizing community-based activities, the Buffalo Police Department has created a team specifically to continue the work. Known a...

Scalawag

Margaret Littman

22 October 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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The killing of Jocques Clemmons, an unarmed black man that was shot by a white officer in Tennessee, became the catalyst that spurred a community to action. A community oversight board would be in charge of investiga...

U.S. News & World Report

Katelyn Newman

19 October 2018

Miami, Florida, United States

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The Miami Police Department has joined efforts with health care and social services partners to offer an alternative to prison for opioid users. The Collaborative Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery (CLEAR) program con...

Retro Report

Scott Michels

26 September 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Operation Ceasefire, known as the “Boston miracle,” abandoned traditional policing’s responses to street violence, which caused severe racial tensions, and created a community coalition that used a carrot-and-stick mo...

The New York Times

Paulina Villegas

1 September 2018

Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

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One police commander in Morelia is trying to change the rampant mistrust Mexicans have of the police. The new commander implemented a set of new policies that shifted the focus of the police to low-level neighborhood ...

The Guardian

Jamiles Lartey

23 July 2018

Florida, United States

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A sheriff in northern Florida is helping break the cycle of incarceration by working to change how communities and law enforcement interact. The effort includes mentoring children of incarcerated parents, linking the ...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

22 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Gay Officers League in the New York Police Department started in the early 1980s when memories of the Stonewall Riots were still fresh to support gay officers in the NYPD while also improving relations between the...

Christian Science Monitor

Felix Franz

18 June 2018

Kumily, Kerala, India

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With poaching on the rise in the South Indian Periyar Tiger Reserve, officials turned to the poachers themselves to see if they could turn their problem into a solution. In lieu of facing charges, the poachers became ...

Politico

Erick Trickey

2 June 2018

Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States

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Police departments across eastern Massachusetts frustrated by the rising opioid epidemic decided to make themselves avenues to treatment rather than instruments of punishment. “It was pretty evident that we weren’t ar...

The New York Times

Timothy Williams

26 May 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Using advanced data, cameras, and innovative mapping, Chicago is hoping to finally solve crime in the city. Hidden sensors like ShotSpotter and crime forecasting software HunchLab are being used to turn massive amount...

Akron Beacon Journal

Theresa Cottom

26 May 2018

Akron, Ohio, United States

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A school resource officer in Ohio decided to persist with one specific student who distrusted police and deliberately avoided talking to them. Over the course of four years, the officer persisted in efforts to reach t...

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Edward Siddons

3 May 2018

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Through targeted policing and community outreach, violence prevention program Fica Vivo reduces youth homicide rates in Brazil. The “weed and seed” approach removes top offenders, engages youth at risk of offending in...

HBO

Wyatt Cenac

27 April 2018

Elgin, Illinois, United States

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The Elgin, Illinois police department has been heralded as having the most successful community policing program in the country. There, officers are embedded within the communities they serve and are expected to creat...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

3 April 2018

Newburgh, New York, United States

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To decrease the amount of gun-related fatalities, cities are focusing on joint efforts with their communities and police departments to target those most at risk for shooting or being shot on the streets. Known nation...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

1 March 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program in Philadelphia created to divert students who get in trouble away from the juvenile justice system is poised to grow into the first Juvenile Justice Hub in the country with help from a competitive grant pro...

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