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Wall Street Journal

Zusha Elinson

24 November 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Cahoots, or Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets, is a non-profit group that responds to mental health emergency calls instead of police in Eugene, Oregon. The group is cheaper than sending first responders, b...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

22 November 2018

Tel Aviv, Israel

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Sometimes you have to see something is possible before you can do it yourself. For Tel Aviv’s city officers, it took a trip to Copenhagen to understand that each of them, no matter their office, could do something to ...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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14 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Scoop and Run is a police practice that has saved lives. During a “scoop and run” police take gunshot or stab wound victims to the emergency room instead of waiting for an ambulance. Philadelphia is the only city, amo...

The Guardian

Lauren Zanolli

7 November 2018

United States

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As more research has found links between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and negative health outcomes, a growing number of organizations and sectors are incorporating trauma-informed screening and training into t...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

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6 November 2018

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

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Raw Tools, is a nonprofit that converts guns into garden tools. The organization was created by Michael Martin, a pastor who wanted to do something after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that resulted in t...

Quartz

Olivia Goldhill

28 October 2018

Spain

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A tool is helping police across Spain identify false robbery reports. VeriPol uses textual analysis and machine learning to find suspicious reports. During the pilot project, the tool helped detect 64 false reports in...

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...

Finding Fixes

Kyle Norris

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17 September 2018

Washington, United States

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Washington’s Snohomish County has implemented a program that embeds social workers with the police. The program has been an effective method to bring services to people in need rather than arrest and process them as c...

The New York Times

Eliza Shapiro

5 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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When Mayor de Blasio surveyed students at a forum following the Parkland shooting, almost none of them said they felt comfortable confiding in the security officer assigned to their school. This fall, New York City's ...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

3 September 2018

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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In New Hampshire, Manchester police have teamed with community organizations to proactively offer services to children who have experienced or witnessed trauma, before those very children grow up to repeat the cycle. ...

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 New Yorker

Dana Goodyear

27 August 2018

United States

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Data suggests that when an officer is wearing a body camera the likelihood that they will shoot a person decreases by as much as 60 percent. Axon Enterprises, which originally made a fortune from selling taser guns to...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

16 August 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Transportation Security Administration has partnered with cities across the country to bring body scanners to metro stops and rail stations. While heralded as an efficient way to check crowds for weapons, body sca...

Michigan Radio

Cynthia Canty

2 August 2018

Macomb, Michigan, United States

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In Michigan, the Hope Not Handcuffs Initiative has partnered with local police departments to ensure that people with addictions are given support and treatment instead of being sent to jail. Ninety-eight percent of p...

ProPublica

Melissa Sanchez

Elliott Ramos

26 July 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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When Chicago raised the fee for not having a vehicle sticker, the move seemed like a way to raise revenue without punishing compliant drivers. But now, thanks in part to racial disparities in policing, thousands of mo...

Government Technology (GovTech)

Dawn Kawamoto

6 July 2018

United States

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Governments and schools are investing in technology to better serve people of different abilities. Innovations include text-to-911 for deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens, robotic telepresence for remote students, and t...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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27 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Partnering police agencies and advocates for survivors of sexual assault in cities like Philadelphia and New York City has helped to solve some of the difficulties investigators have faced in cases of sexual assault w...

WKSU

Kabir Bhatia

26 June 2018

Ohio, United States

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In response to increasing mental health calls, police are now taking Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training. Before, police officers didn’t have training in mental health crises and how they differ from traditional p...

GovInsider

Nurfilzah Rohaidi

12 June 2018

Singapore

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Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality optimize limited public safety resources and help officers better respond to complex situations under pressure. As Singapore invests in such technologies...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

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11 June 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Activists in Wisconsin are uniting the community with immigrants. “They mobilized some 10,000 people from rural counties and cities, including a number of Democratic gubernatorial contenders. Approximately 100 busin...

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...

The New York Times

J. David Goodman

21 May 2018

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Supervised injection sites in Canada have prevented hundreds of heroin overdose deaths. Now, New York City is looking to follow Canada's lead with a city-wide initiative to establish safe injection sites. While the Tr...

Covering Addiction

Julie Christie

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12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the 22nd District police department has adopted the Police Assisted Diversion program, or PAD. The program trains police officers to take a public health approach to addiction and substance abuse, giv...

HBO

Wyatt Cenac

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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...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Bill Myers

18 April 2018

Dixon, Illinois, United States

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Dixon is the second police department in the United States to stop jailing drug addicts and start helping them check into rehab centers instead. “We’re changing the way law enforcement views addiction — to see it as a...

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