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Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

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8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Should police be law enforcers or social responders? Some leaders say "guardian" duty is at least important as purely law enforcement tasks, sometimes known as "warrior" work. That idea is rooted in centuries-old prin...

Jackson Free Press

Maya Miller

8 June 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Juvenile detention usually leads to worse outcomes for youth in the future, while Juvenile Detention Alternatives allow for decreases in detention populations and the likelihood that youth will stay trapped in the sys...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

The Associated Press

6 June 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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New Haven's Project Longevity has measurably reduced gang violence through an approach brings law enforcement, social service groups, and community leaders together to offer teenagers and young men incentives to stop ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

John Caniglia

6 June 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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In New Haven community leaders and law enforcement joined hands to diminish gang violence. They created Project Longevity, and the research shows the program is successful. Gang shootings in the city have fallen from ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

George Rodrigue

5 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland is responding to its gun violence epidemic with a combination of effective policing, social service agencies, and former offenders deployed to break cycles of violence in their communities.

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

2 June 2016

Gig Harbor, Washington, United States

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In the United States, the incarcerated feel like they have no voices and their mistakes that led them to jail go unacknowledged. A documentary film spotlights the IF Project, a writing program that encourages female i...

Mother Jones

Jaeah Lee

31 May 2016

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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A new tool that studies human behavioral data is being piloted in an effort to prevent police abuse and violence. Using data kept by individual police departments, this new program studies officers’ history of past pr...

Jackson Free Press

Tim Summers, Jr.

25 May 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Jackson PD's Community Improvement division has been charged with destroying dangerous, dilapidated houses in low income neighborhoods, even though many are state-owned. In a resources-strapped city, where blight cont...

The Marshall Project

Robert Kolker

24 May 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Historically, police interrogations of suspects have been brutal and have involved torture. These strategies have also produced a high rate of false confessions. The HIG method, which encourages conversation in a comf...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Leila Atassi

18 May 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cure Violence is a the national non-profit organization that for 16 years has helped multiple cities adopt strategies for violence prevention that mirror those used in disease control. Programs employ trained “violenc...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Sara Dorn

16 May 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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In Washington, D.C., defendants appear in court within 24 hours of their arrest and many are freed from jail without having to make bail. The process is efficient, relying on a coordinated system of risk assessment an...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Sara Weber

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13 May 2016

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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One-third to half of those killed by police are disabled, a recent report says. “Our problem isn’t with police,” one mental health advocate says, but both sides say officers need more training.

Jackson Free Press

Donna Ladd

4 May 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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In poor, crime-infected neighborhood with limited opportunities, where interactions with law enforcement are often toxic and punitive, and distrust on both sides is rampant. An integrated strategy is at the core of th...

Jackson Free Press

Imani Khayyam

4 May 2016

New York, New York, United States

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New York Police Department has Operation Ceasefire, in which a mother whose child was a victim of gun violence calls gang members at risk of perpetuating similar crimes. The effort aims to bridge the divide between et...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

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26 April 2016

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Alcoholism affects homeless people around the world, a condition that makes them physically and mentally dependent on alcohol to maintain stable functions. The Oaks shelter in Ottawa serves free daily pours to severe ...

The New York Times

Erica Goode

25 April 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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In response to high-profile shootings of people with mental illness, police departments around the country are turning to crisis intervention training.

Washington Post

Todd Frankel

23 April 2016

Canton, Ohio, United States

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Homicide rates fail to account for all the times when a gun is fired in anger, fear or by accident and the bullet simply misses its mark. The more telling number about gun violence might be “shots fired.” And now, tha...

The Guardian

Kary Stewart

20 April 2016

Turbaco, Colombia

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La Ciudad de Las Mujeres or the City of Women was built by displaced women in Colombia. They are the survivors of violence from the Colombian war. “Today the neighbourhood has its own infrastructure, housing almost 50...

WBEZ

Susie An

18 April 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A decrease in arrests in Chicago public schools is a result of the district moving away from a zero-tolerance policy for discipline and acting in favor of more instructional intervention. This approach has allowed for...

The Seattle Times

Steve Miletich

16 April 2016

East Haven, Connecticut, United States

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After serious issues with excessive force and police discrimination reached a head in East Haven, Conn., major department overhauls that focused on more diverse hiring, de-escalation techniques, crisis intervention, a...

Washington Post

Peter Hermann

7 April 2016

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The incarceration rate in the United States is one of the highest in the world, and it is paid for – heavily – by the tax payers. To combat this, students argue that more funding should go to supervised release instea...

The Canton Repository

Kelly Byer

22 March 2016

Canton, Ohio, United States

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National research suggests that training officers in community policing and using city crime analyses is more effective in lowering gun and drug crime, then hiring more cops to a department.

The Canton Repository

Kelly Byer

21 March 2016

Canton, Ohio, United States

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In Canton's most dangerous neighbourhoods, Bruce Lawver (Chief of Police) has reduced crime and violence through community policing. Communication within the department and with neighbourhood residents, greater police...

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...

The Post Crescent

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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