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KXAN-TV

Clare O'Connor

26 July 2021

Austin, Texas, United States

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Jail to Jobs pays youth while they get trained for jobs in construction, manufacturing, landscaping, and cooking. The youth come from youth detention, the streets, probation, and foster care and their trainers are for...

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Mikayla Temple

16 July 2021

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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When Ann Arbor created a citizen panel overseeing its police department, it chose the approach that research shows is the one best suited to having real authority, and thus the most likely to reduce racial disparities...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

8 July 2021

Virginia, United States

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When two hospital systems merged to create Ballad Health, agreements ensured all hospitals would stay open for at least five years and essential services in each of the rural and poorly served counties would be mainta...

The Charlotte Observer

Devna Bose

8 July 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Charlotte's Center for Women uses a rehabilitative approach to incarceration, letting up to 30 women at a time live in a group home that provides both therapy and connections to employment. Women with one to three yea...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

2 July 2021

Tempe, Arizona, United States

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A controversial police shooting and other fraught encounters between Tempe police and residents prompted police to devise their own retraining regimen focused on de-escalation. The department observed other cities' pr...

100 Days in Appalachia

Taylor Sisk

1 July 2021

Williamson, West Virginia, United States

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Williamson Health and Wellness Center is a federally qualified health center in rural West Virginia, that provides medical, dental, and mental health care as well as chronic-disease management and wellness coaching on...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Vallejo, California, United States

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Vallejo officials are studying which type of civilian oversight they want for their police department, following years of controversial shootings of residents. Nearby Oakland and San Francisco have some of the stronge...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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With a long string of questionable uses of force and huge payouts to settle brutality lawsuits, the Vallejo Police Department might look to nearby Oakland for one approach to achieving better, more accountable policin...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Richmond, California, United States

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When the Richmond Police Department began putting police officers on foot patrol, walking neighborhood beats, relations with the public improved. That and other changes were associated with higher public trust and low...

BBC

Jo Mathys

29 June 2021

Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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All people between the ages of 14 and 21 in Washington, D.C., who are placed on probation for criminal convictions get assigned a probation officer, social worker, and a "credible messenger" – a mentor, usually with h...

Wall Street Journal

Zusha Elinson

Denise Blostein

Rob Alcaraz

28 June 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After videos showed two Minneapolis police officers did nothing to stop Derek Chauvin from killing George Floyd, more than 130 police departments raced to sign up to train their officers on how to intervene to prevent...

The Baltimore Sun

Jessica Anderson

Phillip Jackson

26 June 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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South Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood enjoyed its third homicide-free year since the violence intervention program Safe Streets began operation. While a formal evaluation of the program's nine neighborhood sites ...

Are We Europe

Federica di Saro

24 June 2021

Cologne, Germany

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Spektrum, a self-organized LGBTQ+ migrant organization, provides a space of belonging to queer migrants, who often feel out of place and ill-served by traditional organizations that do not understand the violence and ...

The Sprawl

Hamdi Issawi

22 June 2021

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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In less than three and a half years, Safeworks, the only supervised drug-use site in Calgary, saved thousands of people from opioid-overdose deaths and helped users for whom abstinence-based treatment didn't work. The...

Gambit

Kaylee Poche

Sarah Ravits

21 June 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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As demand for vaccinations plateaued and vaccination rates in Louisiana lagged outside of New Orleans, health officials found a variety of targeted, small events to reach various subcultures. These pop-up events dealt...

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Elizabeth Kim

21 June 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Stand Up to Violence is the only street-outreach gun-violence-prevention program in New York that centers its work in hospitals. Street outreach is a policing alternative that uses former gang members and formerly inc...

The Crime Report

Ryan M. Moser

21 June 2021

Miami, Florida, United States

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Two years into an experiment in "incentivized prison" management, Florida's Everglades Correctional Institution is considered the state's safest prison. An incarcerated journalist reporting from inside writes that by ...

The Boston Globe

David Scharfenberg

18 June 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In the Boston area, the Roca organization intervenes before young men commit violence. Its "relentless outreach" approach is based on cognitive behavioral therapy, an approach that helps people recognize and change th...

Bridge Michigan

Ted Roelofs

11 June 2021

Michigan, United States

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After taking care of her own parents, Paula Duren started “boot camp” sessions for caregivers to share available resources, tips for self-care, and support. Drawing on her experience as a psychologist, Duren started t...

The Trace

J. Brian Charles

10 June 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore's Roca program uses cognitive behavioral therapy, and patience and persistence, to work at changing the thinking of young people at high risk of committing or suffering gun violence. Counselors help their cl...

Undark

Jordan Michael Smith

7 June 2021

Berlin, Germany

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Prevention Project Dunkelfeld is "arguably the world's most radical social experiment in treating pedophilia." Its prevention-first approach to providing treatment to people who are sexually attracted to children mean...

Colorado Newsline

Moe Clark

4 June 2021

Aurora, Colorado, United States

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At the Second Chance Center, people emerging from prison get the necessities to survive, like housing, clothing, and food. But they also get deeper learning about how to repair their lives, thanks to an inclusive and ...

U.S. News & World Report

Anna-Catherine Brigida

2 June 2021

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) works with asylum seekers in Matamoros to address mental health issues while they wait for decisions in their U.S. immigration cases. MSF provides one-on-one and group counseling with a t...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

Allison Frost

2 June 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Radio Talk Show

Over 15 Minutes

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The CAHOOTS program's national popularity as a model for diverting crisis calls from the police to unarmed teams of a medic and counselor belies its inability to fully serve its own community because of under-funding....

The New York Times

Ann Hinga Klein

1 June 2021

California, United States

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Three state prison systems have vaccinated incarcerated people at far greater rates than in the general public thanks in part to educational meetings with experts that helped overcome natural distrust. In California a...

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