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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 Axon Enterprises, which originally made a fortune from selling taser guns to...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

Radio

5-15 Minutes

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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...

PBS NewsHour

John Yang

9 April 2018

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Broadcast TV News

5-15 Minutes

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Kansas City is trying to prevent people who have mental health or substance abuse disorders, from committing crimes. In order to do that, the city created a police crisis intervention team. They help people access tre...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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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...

Ms. Magazine

Lauren Young

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30 March 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Justice Department’s National Center for Campus Public Safety Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault and Adjudication Institute offers trauma-informed trainings for campus officers, police officers, and school officials i...

IRIN

Emmanuel Freudenthal

29 March 2018

Nigeria

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Who Was In Command, is a database that publishes the “names, ranks, and command responsibilities of security forces in Nigeria, Egypt, and Mexico.” That’s because when security forces use excessive force, and commit h...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 March 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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It's known that technology can help aid efficiency in a variety of sectors. One area where it's proving to make an impact is within police departments. Although two different ventures, ShotSpotter – a realtime geo-loc...

Detroit Free Press

LeAnne Rogers

18 March 2018

Ferndale, Michigan, United States

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Studies have found that addicts are more likely to seek help at police stations than at hospitals, but many and police agencies and officers are unequipped to send a person with an addiction to treatment instead of ja...

Washington Post

Jessica Contrera

20 February 2018

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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In Virginia, a bill was passed to test around 2,902 rape kits that had never been tested. Then, the state passes another law that rules police agencies have to notify all victims that their kits have been tested. Advo...

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