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Benjamin Michel

30 March 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, California, a group of elementary and middle school-aged kids have banded together to ride bikes together as a way to stay out of trouble. Although the practice has a positive influence on the kid's physic...

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Neal Razzell

22 March 2016

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Can we engineer buildings to prevent collapse in earthquakes? The answer is yes, and the Inquiry dives into how better building design can save more and more lives as urban density increases.

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Scott Pelley

20 March 2016

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Once a white Catholic all-male private school, St. Benedict's Prep now educates predominantly low-income black and Hispanic students. At St. Benedict's, students hold leadership positions, receive trauma-informed coun...

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Shabnam Grewal

19 March 2016

United Kingdom

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How to break a cycle of recidivism? Individual ex-prisoners share their own stories of how they have recovered from addiction and lives of crime, gotten their lives on track, and ultimately broken the cycle and stayed...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rachel Denny Clow

19 March 2016

Robstown, Texas, United States

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Roxanne Morales sees hope in the children of Robstown. As a community educator for the Women’s Shelter of South Texas, she has worked in the community for the past year in a pilot program that is about creating safe c...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

19 March 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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In St. Paul, one of Minnesota’s collective approaches to solutions in action — dubbed The Blueprint for Safety — is a foundation of laws that adapt to the proliferation of domestic violence in the state and successful...

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Rory Linnane

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17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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The criminal justice system used to view delinquents with a “tough on crime approach;” however, that approach was not human-centered and used community resources that offered little in terms of results. Wisconsin’s D...

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Chris Peak

16 March 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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Oakland's First Place for Youth provides housing for recently emancipated foster children, giving them the boost they need to avoid the foster care-to-prison pipeline.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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15 March 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A program in Baltimore bring youths together with volunteer second “families” to help guide them through turbulent times.

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Kate Bissell

14 March 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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For many offenders, prison can be a tense, divisive, and anger-inducing environment, fueling the negative influences that landed them there in the first place and leading to high recidivism rates. Actor Tim Robbins - ...

Politico Magazine

Sara Solovitch

14 March 2016

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

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Threatened by increasingly rising sea levels caused by climate change, leaders in Miami Beach are spending equally increasing amounts of money on technology and systems to combat flooding.

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Sarita Santoshini

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7 March 2016

Manipur, India

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Many women in Manipur are left as widows as the Indian Security Forces' fight against extremism leaves many innocent victims. Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network and other organizations are dedicated to helping women...

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Sarah Stillman

4 March 2016

United States

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Juveniles who were placed on sex offender registries, some for crimes they committed before they were even teens, face a slew of life changing consequences that follows them for the rest of their life: “depression, ad...

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Sybile Penhirin

29 February 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Day to day necessities like bras can turn into luxuries for homeless women. Dana Marlowe collects women's old bras and gives them to homeless women.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

27 February 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Partnering cops and clinicians has led to a cultural change in New Haven's police department. Their definition of a victim extends past the person with physical injuries in order to help children from violence-stricke...

Bright Magazine

Didem Tali

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25 February 2016

Malawi

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Some communities in Malawi are beginning to fight child marriage their own way—with music, dance, and a few tears, using theater to motivate cultural change.

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Matthew S. Schwartz

25 February 2016

Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

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Paying at-risk people to stay out of trouble is the most controversial part of a new D.C. crime bill that also proposes counseling and other services to prevent repeat offenses. But a similar program is already in use...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Nancy Cambria

21 February 2016

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Chronic toxic stress caused by violence in trauma in a child's life can be exceedingly harmful - but can be remedied through building personal relationships and trust.

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Gregory Scruggs

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19 February 2016

Quito, Ecuador

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The large number of volcanoes in Ecuador, along with the early stages of eruption of Cotopaxi, an earthquake less than 40 miles from Quito, has pushed the city to crowdsource ideas for emergency preparedness. The gove...

The Guardian

Bijal Vachharajani

18 February 2016

Odisha, India

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Over the last two years, six seedbanks have been established in five villages in Odisha, India, with 72 men and women conserving 50 varieties of fibre and food crops seeds. This is a much needed shot in the arm for th...

The New York Times

Glenn Rifkin

17 February 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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It's often difficult for the disadvantaged portion of the population to find meaningful and rewarding work. The start-up ArtLifting takes pieces created by homeless and disabled people, finds buyers and shares the pro...

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Madeline Taylor

14 February 2016

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica has pioneered a methodology that has resulted in getting most of its electricity from hydroelectric plants, reversing deforestation through implementing financial incentives and achieving a 99 percent fossi...

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Rob Kuznia

8 February 2016

California, United States

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In California, once a national innovator in draconian policies to get tough on crime, voters and lawmakers are now innovating in the opposite direction, adopting laws that have released tens of thousands of inmates an...

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Thomas MacMillan

5 February 2016

Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, United States

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An ensemble of New York Police Department officers and members of the public are participating in a theater program designed to bring together the opposite sides of the nationwide debate on interactions between police...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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2 February 2016

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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An Albuquerque program pays panhandlers to clean up city trash—and gets them needed help, pairing city services with a jobs program.

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