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KUNC

Rae Ellen Bichell

9 March 2020

Australia

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Using a performance-based contract to give a private prison company the incentive to lower recidivism has encouraged the private operator of Australia’s largest prison to foster a more positive environment and provide...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Luis Zambrano

3 March 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

Multi-Media

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To better serve Mexican citizens living in the U.S., the Mexican government created an initiative known as Health Windowns that helps bridge the gap between immigrants and preventive health care access. Although anyon...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

25 February 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Over the past 14 years, the city of Chicago has been running a Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC) to help divert youth away from the criminal justice system. The goal of the program, which took a $5 milli...

The Washington Post

Hannah Natanson

22 February 2020

United States

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Across the United States, mindfulness programs are gaining traction in elementary school classrooms as a strategy for students dealing with stress. As the approach spreads, some religious groups are raising concerns.

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Miranda Cyr

21 February 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Immigrant children waiting to gain access to the U.S. from Mexico often require vaccinations when they get to the border, but the immigration process doesn't allow for it. To address this gap in health care, an organi...

Global Sisters Report

Doreen Ajiambo

20 February 2020

Kenya

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Kenya's overcrowded and poorly maintained prisons offer some educational and rehabilitative programs to inmates, but the nuns of the Dimesse congregation provide something else to try to transform the lives of those w...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

16 February 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Doctors from USC have formed a small street team that travels to homeless communities to treat medical concerns and help provide assistance. Part of a growing trend around the United States, these teams are playing a ...

The Globe and Mail

Chloe Rose Stuart-Ulin

14 February 2020

Canada

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A Catholic high school in Ontario is leading Canada's efforts to use restorative justice and mediation strategies in the classroom. The school has found that students who go through this process often don't get in tro...

Health Affairs

Rob Waters

February 2020

Trieste, Italy

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In Trieste, Italy, accessing mental health care resources is made easier by an approach that allows for people to seek assistance without the fear of being punished. In most cases throughout the region, mental health ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

28 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) offers support for youth experiencing incarceration. Funded by personal donations and grants, they offer art workshops and classes on how to navigate the just...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Brittany Lyte

28 January 2020

Waianae, Hawaii, United States

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When blight and crime took over a treasured seaside park on Oahu and police seemed unable to help, a community group reclaimed the park and made it safe again by helping the people encamped there and cleaning up the s...

Yes! Magazine

Mary Hall

Jessica Martinaitis

27 January 2020

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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Building trust with a recovery coach can reduce the shame and stigma surrounding addiction during pregnancy. In Madison, Wisconsin, the Pregnancy2Recovery program pairs expecting mothers who are struggling with addict...

Lake Oswego Review

Asia Alvarez Zeller

24 January 2020

Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States

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Oregon's Lake Oswego School District takes a preventative approach to gun violence in its schools. The district's threat assessment team meets with students who have raised red flags, assesses the situation, and, if a...

Lake Oswego Review

Asia Alvarez Zeller

23 January 2020

Oregon, United States

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When students enter many of their classrooms in Oregon, they are asked to place their phone in a pouch, locker, or other container. The strategy is helping students stay focused and break distracting habits and return...

KTUL-TV

Maureen Wurtz

21 January 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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What if kids were allowed to bounce on yoga balls or draw while they were learning to read? Some teachers and researchers in Oklahoma believe "action-based learning" can help students with behavioral challenges.

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Rachel Rippetoe

21 January 2020

New York, New York, United States

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Guns Down Life Up intervenes immediately after incidents of gun violence to prevent retaliation, but then goes further to counsel at-risk youth and to provide victim counseling to help families in the wake of violence...

WUNC

Adhiti Bandlamudi

15 January 2020

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Gun homicides in Durham increased an alarming 20% in 2019, but one bright spot was the county public health department's Bull City United program. Since 2016, BCU is credited with reducing shootings by 28% in two area...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

9 January 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a coalition of organizers and community members called Reclaim the Block advocates for divestment from the city's police force and into more community-based initiatives and services. Advocat...

YR Media

Zari Tarazona

8 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia has made a concerted effort toward reducing the number of youth being arrested in schools. Leadership, including the school police commissioner and district attorney, changed procedures so that youth, ins...

Stateline

Max Blau

8 January 2020

United States

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If incarcerated, low-income individuals who are reliant on Medicaid typically lose access to their benefits which accelerates the difficulty of reentry. To help close the gap, the National Association of Counties and ...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Taylor Stevens

3 January 2020

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Utah, Catholic Community Services uses an online survey platform called Pulse for Good to learn what members of vulnerable communities actually want and need. After generating input from the local homeless populati...

The Atlantic

Kristina Rizga

30 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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New York University and the New York City Department of Education are training elementary school teachers to use visual cues and other tools to teach students with autism spectrum disorder. The approach is unique for ...

Mongabay

Fredrick Mugira

24 December 2019

Kabale, Uganda

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Working with communities to develop alternative forms of livelihood helps to curb unsustainable practices and land degradation. In Uganda, the destruction of wetland habitat by farmers had had a serious impact on the ...

WOSU

Adora Namigadde

23 December 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Multi-Media

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In Columbus, Ohio, a team of police officers and mental health professionals responds together to police calls in an effort to promote community-oriented policing. The approach has reduced arrests and helped to connec...

Columbia Missourian

Sarah Haselhorst

17 December 2019

Columbia, Missouri, United States

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In Boone County, Missouri the Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy (HEAT) program offers young men an alternative to incarceration for drug-related offenses. The program works primarily with black men, many...

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