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Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

4 March 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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In New Haven, the police department launched a program that pairs cops with clinicians. “We see ourselves as psychiatrists with guns and a badge.” They see children as victims too, who can experience trauma when witne...

Governing

John Buntin

1 March 2016

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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High Point, North Carolina, had the highest rates of domestic abuse in the state. The county decided to take a more comprehensive approach to the standard methods of the criminal justice system by adding in better col...

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...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Armando Trull

24 February 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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When lawmakers try to tackle gun violence, they often turn to measures like adding police officers or cracking down on illegal guns. But what happens when they treat violent crime as a public-health problem? Counselor...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Sukey Lewis

23 February 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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With homicides up 50 percent last year, the D.C. Council is backing a controversial new crime bill aimed at stopping the violence. It’s modeled in part on a 9-year-old program in Richmond, California. Each year, 50 yo...

Wall Street Journal

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...

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Dennis Archambault

26 January 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Detroit neighborhood of Midtown has seen crime drop by 52 percent since 2008 thanks to a push to lure more employees from nearby institutions to live in the area via housing incentives, and a collaboration among p...

WTTW-PBS

Brandis Friedman

22 December 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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At monthly lunch meetings, former inmates get together with Chicago Police officers to make connections outside of law enforcement situations and try to understand one another better. The Building Bridges, Building Co...

TakePart

Mark Obbie

14 December 2015

Minnesota, United States

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Increases in police brutality against communities of color in Minneapolis have resulted in a deterioration of trust between the two groups, as well as increased frustration by the impacted community. Just across the c...

The New York Times

Al Baker

11 December 2015

United Kingdom

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Representatives from 25 New York police agencies gathered for searching conversations as departments reconsider established tactics amid a string of fatal confrontations. Scotland achieves its success in large part by...

The New York Times

Al Baker

11 December 2015

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Police officers in Scotland consider good relations more powerful than a gun or other weapon, an approach that was on full display during a recent night in Glasgow.

Wall Street Journal

Thomas MacMillan

11 December 2015

New York, New York, United States

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New analyses of crime and enforcement by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the New York Civil Liberties Union show that even as police stops of pedestrians have declined sharply in recent years, New York Ci...

WEWS-TV

Joe Paganakis

9 December 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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As it enters into a consent decree with the Department of Justice, Cleveland looks to Detroit to learn what may lie ahead because that city recently emerged from a consent decree after 12 years following revelations o...

Coloradoan

Sarah Jane Kyle

11 September 2015

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Although they sit nearly 2,000 miles apart, Burlington, Vermont and Fort Collins, Colorado, both deal with homelessness to a similar degree. That is why when Burlington officials implemented a successful street outrea...

Slate

Mark Obbie

11 September 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Four community groups in the Los Angeles area work to address the root causes of what draws young people into gangs with a mix of approaches to help people leave the gang life, including education and job services, co...

The Atlantic

Kia Gregory

20 July 2015

Crown Heights, New York, United States

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Lawyers and activists are educating residents in cities across the country on encounters with law enforcement. Know Your Rights training programs have been held by lawyers and community activists in neighborhoods in u...

The Washington Post

Terrence McCoy

1 June 2015

Richmond, California, United States

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The Office of Neighborhood Safety in Richmond, CA took a radical new approach to urban violence by creating mechanisms to financially stabilize perpetrators of violent acts in crime-ridden neighborhoods - essentially ...

Al Jazeera

Rachel Waldholz

Mariel Carr

12 March 2015

Richmond, California, United States

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Richmond, California ranked among the highest homicide rates in the country. The city created the Office of Neighborhood Safety to engage the community in the effort to curb gun violence and prevent homicides. ONS wor...

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)

Stephanie O'Neill

9 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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LAPD's special team, the Mental Evaluation Unit, is teaming up police officers with mental health clinicians to better approach and address individuals suffering from a mental health crisis. Rather than sending them t...

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

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...

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...

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.

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 February 2014

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Civic leaders in the U.S. struggle to effectively help their distressed neighborhoods. East Lake, Atlanta, created a replicable model that mixes residents of differing socio-economic status, and focuses on education a...

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