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Detroit Free Press

Jeff Seidel

17 December 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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The police department and the Office of Neighbourhood Safety in Richmond, CA are lowering the number of homicides by identifying the youths most likely to commit crimes and giving them cash in return for compliance wi...

Detroit Free Press

Jeff Seidel

17 December 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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A program in Richmond California identifies and enlists felons and youth at-risk for firearm violence in a fellowship, and is credited for a 76% decrease in homicides in the city. Participants receive relationship bui...

Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms

16 December 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Safe Streets, a program run by the city’s Health Department, has lowered fatal shootings in Baltimore’s neighbourhood of Park Heights by hiring local ex-cons to defuse volatile situations before guns are drawn.

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Krista Langlois

5 December 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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After charged discussions and protests around racial injustice within police departments, Baltimore set out to find a solution to bridge the divide created between the city's police force and the kids that lived in st...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

2 December 2016

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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In Nueces County, new local programs, projects, and partnerships - spurred by a particularly deadly year for women - are demonstrating how improved assessment by law enforcement and engagement by community members i...

Detroit Free Press

Gina Damron

19 November 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Across the country, hospitals are embracing intensive intervention programs to help victims of violence — including those who have criminal histories — after they have been brought in for treatment of injuries. Such p...

The New York Times

Benjamin Mueller

26 October 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Victims of crime suffer a myriad of issues and there haven't been systems in place to support them. 'Safe Horizon' has developed a program to put advocates in each precinct in New York to work with the victims and hel...

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Rajiv Chandrasekaran

4 October 2016

Burlen, Washington, United States

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Susan Rahr, a former sheriff, didn’t agree with the “boot camp atmosphere” of police academies. She also didn’t agree with the tough vigilante, us vs them attitude she observed from her fellow officers, and in school....

Quartz

Cassie Werber

29 September 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Cameras worn on police uniforms have been lauded as a possible solution to many of the problems facing officers in the line of duty, from violence against law enforcement to the unnecessary use of force. The US Depart...

LA Weekly

Jessica Langlois

21 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The recent revival of feminism, in tandem with increased awareness about violence and sexual abuse, and combined with the power of social media to organize activist groups, is helping various advocacy groups address t...

Chicago Tribune

Jeremy Gorner

Annie Sweeney

18 September 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Adjusting some of the strategies police adopted in New York and Los Angeles can help Chicago reduce it homicide rates which is one of the highest in the country. Some strategies which can be adopted in Chicago are to ...

Jackson Free Press

Arielle Dreher

17 August 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Alternative programming that involves "restorative justice" models - such as having youth within the criminal justice system create art as a means of self expression instead of detaining them in a prison-like facility...

The New York Times

Sonia Nazario

11 August 2016

San Pedro Sula, Honduras

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The gang-driven violence in Honduras has caused thousands to migrate to the United States. In the last three years, with emergency international aid from the United States, Honduras has experienced a 62 percent drop i...

The Trace

Mark Obbie

11 August 2016

United States

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While policing initiatives have previously been driven by intuitive responses to trends in violent crime, the Centre for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University has developed a new strategy for identify...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

10 August 2016

Longview, Washington, United States

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HIghlands area in Southern Washington has been an impoverished and unsafe neighbourhood, however, circumstances have been improve as neighbours have begun to get to know eachother and form a community. HIghlands neigh...

High Country News

Paige Blankenbuehler

8 August 2016

Alamosa, Colorado, United States

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The over-prescription of pain medicine has been a problem in southwest Colorado. Collective efforts of health care providers to standardize opioid prescriptions, clinics to expand recovery programs, and law enforcemen...

High Country News

Leah Todd Lin

8 August 2016

Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States

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Rather than put addicts in jail, a police station in Gloucester, Massachusetts helps get those in need into treatment centers. Now, communities all over the country, including the town of Española, New Mexico, treat a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

2 August 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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With the police killings of Freddie Gray, Laquan McDonald, and other black lives across the country, the problem remains how to reform police departments and reduce excessive force on unarmed men and women. Procedural...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

26 July 2016

Stockton, California, United States

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The increase of violence between the police and Black communities across the country requires a reconstruction of the relationship that addresses empathy, trust, and crime reduction. The Department of Justice has deve...

The New York Times

Katie Rogers

13 July 2016

North Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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With so much police brutality upon black men in the news, police departments across the country have been perceived with suspicion and fear. A police officer in North Little Rock has sought to change the perspective o...

The Sun

Jennifer Fetterly

29 June 2016

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States

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In Sun Prairie, policemen would frequently rotate their districts and feel that they were unable to help people who were in trouble because there was not enough time to know the residents. Now Sun Prairie has begun di...

PBS Frontline

Jelani Cobb

Anya Bourg

28 June 2016

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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The Department of Justice has ordered the Newark Police Department to make reforms to its policing practices, so that public safety will not compromise the human rights. An investigation into the NPD has shown that of...

Chicago Reporter

Carla Murphy

27 June 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Holding the police accountable for their actions is needed to build trust in the communities they police. The city of Minneapolis has created the Committee for Professional Policing, which advocates for a city charter...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

18 June 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A law-enforcement strategy known as the "focused deterrence" approach involves identifying people most at risk to commit or to be victimized by crime — often the same individuals — and hosts meetings where they are of...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

John Caniglia

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Operation Focus is a nationally recognized initiative to help curb gun violence; however, its effectiveness has proven to not be sustainable. The city of Cleveland has evaluated the problems of the initiative and has...

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