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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...

ELLE Magazine

Anna Clark

23 June 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In the past six years, backlogs of untested rape kits have been discovered across the country. Under the leadership of county prosecutor Kym Worthy, Detroit saw the nation's most ambitious—and effective—response to it...

Chicago Reporter

Adeshina Emmanuel

22 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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ClaimStat is a New York city program that uses data to track allegations of police misconduct on a neighborhood level and shares the information with the public, helping prevent lawsuits against the city and diverting...

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)

Brie Zeltner

Rachel Dissell

John Caniglia

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has struggled through the years to reduce youth violence. But important lessons have been learned, here and elsewhere. City officials say they are factoring those lessons into their latest plans to reduce vi...

The Guardian

Jason Motlagh

9 June 2016

Richmond, California, United States

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Richmond, California’s Office of Neighborhood Safety uses controversial monthly cash stipends among the incentives it gives to young men it’s trying to steer away from street violence. While the program's first years ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

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...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Trauma training for police and community workers teaches them how to make tough situations, such as the arrest of a parent, easier on young children. Painful memories can alter perceptions of police for a lifetime.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Misinformation and misunderstanding about the law can lead youth to have accelerating confrontations with the police. Cleveland’s Patrick Henry School offers Juvenile Justice Jeopardy, a game that orients middle schoo...

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)

John Caniglia

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

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

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...

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...

The Guardian

Tina Rosenberg

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.

The 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...

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