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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

Keegan Kyle

17 March 2016

Madison, Wisconsin, United States

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The state of Wisconsin has a teen suicide rate three-times greater than the national average. Lawmakers have scrambled to address and provide greater access to mental health services in the state by offering temporary...

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...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

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10 March 2016

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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A new training program gets police officers to delve into the complexities of teenage brain development, helping law enforcement to recognize mental health issues, respond to them and, if they can, refer families to o...

Al Jazeera

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...

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...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

13 February 2016

Rochester, New York, United States

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In order to disrupt cycles of violence, Milwaukee’s Homicide Review Commission has recommended that Milwaukee police examine how their peers in Rochester, N.Y., organize police work around the concept of preventing di...

Model D

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...

Weld for Birgmingham

Nick Patterson

17 December 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Authorities have found a strategy to curb the homicide rate, The Violence Reduction Initiative, which has been scaled in other cities. This initiative calls in likely offenders and has them meet with the police face-t...

TakePart

Mark Obbie

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14 December 2015

Minnesota, United States

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Increases in police brutality against communities of colour in Minnesota has resulted in a deterioration of trust between the two groups, as well as increased frustration by the impacted community. Just across the cit...

Chicago Tribune

Katherine Skiba

12 December 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, a white police officer shot Laquan McDonald, a young black man, 16 times, for refusing to stop. The city created a task force in the midst of an already existing investigation by the Department of Justice ...

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.

Washington Post

Kimberly Kindy

10 December 2015

Burien, Washington, United States

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In an effort to reduce the incidence of police brutality, a new style of training recruits emphasizes techniques to better de-escalate conflict situations.

WEWS-TV (ABC News 5 Cleveland)

Joe Paganakis

9 December 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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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...

The Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

9 November 2015

Clitheroe, United Kingdom

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Human trafficking is a rampant problem throughout the world, but the signs can often be difficult to spot. A collaboration between Catholic churches and police officers to fight the issue together takes shape.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

24 October 2015

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In El Paso domestic violence cases are processed more effectively by having social workers, prosecutors, and law enforcement work together to get immediate support to the victims and hold the aggressor accountable.

Upworthy

Eric March

18 August 2015

Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States

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In Gloucester Mass. an epidemic of Heroin use called for innovate solutions. This piece looks at the aftermath of a new initiative by police in which they refer drug arrests to rehab, rather than charging users.

Al Jazeera

Molly McCluskey

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6 August 2015

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Every so often tensions between the Catholic "nationalists" and the Protestant "loyalists" increase and the police try to diffuse the situations. Social media is affecting these flare ups by providing police with info...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Emma Eisenberg

1 August 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Crimes against LGBT citizens have gone underreported in many U.S. cities. Washington DC’s Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit has employed and trained LGBT officers to represent community members that they protect and serve. ...

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