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NationSwell

Chris Peak

6 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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SHIELDS for Families works in one of the country's most notoriously dilapidated housing projects to revitalize the neighborhood by providing education, treatment and counseling services.

The Huffington Post

Ann Brenoff

24 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the past, Los Angeles was a dangerous city fraught with gang wars. Lately, though, LA has become a safer city due to six changes enforced by the police cracking down on public violence and gangs.

Christian Science Monitor

Peter Ford

Sara Miller Llana

18 February 2015

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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Teenagers around the world are at risk of indoctrination by Islamic extremism and volunteering to fight for the Islamic state. Different European nations seek to make Islamic extremism unattractive to youth by bolster...

Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

8 February 2015

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Atlanta Police Chief George Turner is building a diversified department that's less reactive and more humane. It could offer lessons after Ferguson.

Pacific Standard

Sam Quinones

29 December 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In 2014, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that gang-related crime had dropped by nearly half since 2008. The transformation of LA holds lessons for decreasing violent crime through community policing, a foc...

Yahoo! News

Andrew Romano

21 December 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles used to be a hotbed of racial profiling and unrest. Now, in the wake of Ferguson and the police killings in Brooklyn, Chief Charlie Beck thinks his force could be a model for the rest of the nation. The de...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

20 November 2014

Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

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Colombia has attempted to decrease murder and homicide rates by setting up curfews for teenagers, forcing bars to close earlier in the evening, and creating gun laws to prevent the carrying of weapons. As a result of ...

The Nation

Heather Tirado Gilligan

12 November 2014

Richmond, California, United States

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Richmond, California's Office of Neighborhood Safety responded to alarmingly high gun violence levels with an outreach approach to young men at high risk of getting shot or of shooting others. Instead of a heavy-hande...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

8 October 2014

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Gang violence reduction services are often centered on singular gang members, leaving a gap meeting the needs of those affected by gang activity. GIFT, the Gang Impacted Families Team, is working to expand support for...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

18 September 2014

Oakland, California, United States

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A novel way to help young men growing up in communities in which concentrated poverty, violence and unemployment are well-documented barriers to health and longevity: male youth of color are trained to be the emergenc...

Buzzfeed

Evan McMorris-Santoro

1 September 2014

Utah, United States

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The militarization of police forces in cases such as Ferguson, Missouri’s riots has led the state of Utah to question what can be done to prevent such an overuse of force from happening. Utah expanded upon a law passe...

The New York Times

Kate Zernike

31 August 2014

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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Since moving to a county-run police department, Camden, N.J., historically one of the nation’s poorest and most dangerous cities, has altered its culture to overcome years of mistrust by developing a personal relation...

Reuters

Ivan Castro

28 August 2014

Managua, Managua, Nicaragua

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Crushing poverty and extreme violence - fueled by drug trafficking and police corruption - are behind a mass migration of Central American children to the United States in recent months that has overwhelmed U.S. borde...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

25 August 2014

Medford, Oregon, United States

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After leaving his gang in Medford, Oregon, Troy Wohosky decided to create another, more positive path for at-risk youth. He founded the Spartan Boxing Gym, which offers youth and family services focused on redirecting...

The Post and Courier

Doug Pardue

Jennifer Berry Hawes

Glenn Smith

Natalie Caula Hauff

20 August 2014

Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

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South Carolina has made little progress in addressing domestic violence in the year since it was ranked No. 1 in the nation for the rate of women killed by men. A series of proposed fixes includes screening for lethal...

NPR

Jenny Gold

19 August 2014

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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Across the country, jails hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illness as state hospitals do, according to a recent report from the Treatment Advocacy Center. To deal with the problem, San Antonio and Bexa...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

27 July 2014

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Early education translates into higher graduation rates and lower probability for criminal behavior later in life, yet less than 30 percent of children in the United States go to preschool. Oklahoma leads the nation i...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

22 July 2014

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Multnomah County, Oregon, experienced a surge of gang activity between 2013 and 2014. To curtail crime and violence, a group of pastors intervened with the 11:45 program. The program provides services and mentorship t...

The Takeaway

John Hockenberry

25 June 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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After a policeman shot and killed a teenage African American, a community in Cincinnati blamed law enforcement for racial profiling and riots expanded throughout the city. With the help of the Department of Justice as...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 June 2014

Nigeria

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In many poor countries, counterfeit medicines are an enormous problem. A quarter-million malaria deaths each year might be prevented if the patients were treated with real drugs instead of fake ones.

Mother Jones

Tim Murphy

1 June 2014

Richmond, California, United States

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Since Richmond, California’s Office of Neighborhood Safety began paying stipends to its “fellows” – the dozens of young men it works with at any given time who are deemed to be at high risk of gun-violence involvement...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

21 May 2014

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States

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Naloxone could be the secret to curing New England's heroin consumption. Trying to expand access to the life-saving overdose antidote is the real obstacle.

MSNBC

Elissa Curtis

Trymaine Lee

8 April 2014

New York, New York, United States

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In Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, an organization called Save Our Streets Crown Heights (S.O.S.) is taking steps to disrupt violence. The organization is modeled after Chicago's violence interrupters, which em...

Global Post

Ankita Rao

28 March 2014

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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India’s television serials are ubiquitous and wildly influential, bringing families of every background together every night. For some producers and screenwriters, that reach comes with responsibility, as they use the...

National Geographic

Laurel Neme

12 March 2014

Bharatpur, Nepal

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Bucking the worldwide trend, Nepal continues its successful fight against poaching, thanks to a multilayered system of information gathering, enforcement, and swift justice.

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