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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...

Christian Science Monitor

Harry Bruinius

15 February 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Criticism and protests led by community activists in NY led to wide scale changes in NYPD’s policing, it resulted in a large decrease at the unequal way the NYPD racially profiled black and latino men. Many of this ac...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

24 January 2018

Volusia, Florida, United States

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The sheriff of Volusia County, Florida, Michael Chitwood, has instituted reform across the conservative county. With a frank and honest demeanor, Chitwood has put into place measures like de-escalation training and re...

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Scott Pelley

7 January 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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What if a computer program could tell you who was at risk for shooting someone or being shot themselves? This is now a reality for Chicago Police Department. By piloting the use of this technology, and assembly a coho...

Wall Street Journal

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Max Rust

27 December 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Certain cities in the United States are facing startlingly high rates of homicide and violence that haven't been seen since the height of gang activity in the 1990s. But certain cities, including Los Angeles, have con...

KDNK Community Radio

Raleigh Burleigh

22 December 2017

Carbondale, Colorado, United States

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To mitigate against growing concerns about the disconnect between Carbondale, Colorado police officers and community members, a local high school proposed a plan: have the cops learn Spanish. Not only has this impacte...

Investigate West

Rebecca Clarren

30 November 2017

Klamath, California, United States

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A growing number of tribal judges nationwide - including Judge Abby Abinanti of the Yurok Tribal Court - are using a framework of traditional culture and an approach known as "restorative justice" to address both the ...

Vice

Alice McCool

16 November 2017

Juru, Rwanda

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1 million people were killed, primarily by men, in the Rwandan genocide. Now, community-based sociotherapy is helping men who were both perpetrators and victims heal together while building trust in their communities.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

1 October 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As jails in Ohio struggle with the skyrocketing numbers of people addicted to opioids, they are increasingly becoming the state's primary detox centers. This article explores how several counties are addressing the i...

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...

Grist

Nikhil Swaminathan

25 July 2017

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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The Kansas City neighborhood of Ivanhoe was once plagued by blight, illegal dumping, drug trade, gun violence, and neglect; neighbors lived in fear or moved away. Inspired by one compassionate and proactive family, th...

Governing

John Buntin

22 July 2017

Rockford, Illinois, United States

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In efforts to diminish violent crime, police agencies are revisiting a model law enforcement strategy of the 1970s, "community policing," as an alternative to the more recent "broken windows" style of the late ninetie...

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Neil Parmar

19 July 2017

Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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Canada has one of the highest rates of drunk driving incidents, and law enforcement has struggled to combat the issue, which causes more hospitalizations each year than heart attacks. Project Drive Thru is a creative ...

The Boston Globe

Matt Rocheleau

9 July 2017

Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States

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Historically, the numerous nonprofits, charities, and public agencies seeking to address issues such as homelessness, addiction, and hunger have been stuck operating in their own silos, creating more of a reactive rat...

The New York Times

Sam Quinones

16 June 2017

Covington, Kentucky, United States

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Kentucky is rethinking its penal system for dealing with drug offenders and has shown success in reducing recidivism and relapse rates. Instead of leaving addicts to languish in the typical jailhouse environment of "e...

The Local

Emma Löfgren

7 June 2017

Malmö, Sweden

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The Seved district of Malmö, Sweden used to be one of the roughest in the nation, with drug crime and gang violence making the neighborhood uninhabitable for many and preventing basic services, such as the post, from ...

The Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

23 May 2017

Victoria, Texas, United States

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In Victoria, Texas, the police department and mental health officials are joining forces to better respond to community crisis situations. From certifying police officers as mental health officers to assessing whether...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Stephen Montemayor

6 May 2017

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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The Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence in Quebec has expanded rapidly, becoming a model for programs around the world. What sets it apart from projects in Europe and the United States is t...

The Chronicle of Social Change

Daniel Heimpel

28 April 2017

Lake County, Montana, United States

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The drug crisis has reached new extremes in many parts of the country, as meth and opioids continue to tear families apart and funnel even more children into an already-strapped foster care system. In rural Montana, l...

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Sarah Jane Kyle

13 April 2017

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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A study on four homeless individuals showed that they cost thousands of dollars, plus hours of city officials' time. Outreach Fort Collins aims to decrease these numbers by recognizing the importance of relationships ...

The Washington Post

Molly McCluskey

30 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The zero-tolerance of Philadelphia's school system towards even minor infractions from students was creating a detrimental school-to-prison pipeline that was doing more long term harm to youth than good. But one forme...

The New York Times

Rikha Sharma Rani

21 February 2017

Richmond, California, United States

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Richmond, California has one of the nation’s highest gun violence rates, so Operation Peacemaker Fellowship tracks and identifies individuals at risk of committing violent acts or becoming a victim of violence. The Fe...

Yes! Magazine

Zenobia Jeffries

13 February 2017

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Communities in Chicago and Detroit work to involve neighbors and law enforcement to join forces in the fight against gun violence in the United States. By creating a genuine connection between local police and the com...

WNBC-TV

Roseanne Colletti

3 February 2017

New York, New York, United States

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The Queensbridge Houses, one of the nation's largest public housing projects, is celebrating more than one year without a shooting in what Mayor de Blasio called "a year of golden silence." Security measures such as t...

Christian Science Monitor

Nissa Rhee

24 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago plans to open a community court for young adult offenders that focuses on rehabilitative services and community support, giving them a chance to make reparations to victims and avoid a criminal record that ca...

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