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Varissara Charassangsomboon

11 January 2019

Singapore

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The Digitalisation of Inmate Rehabilitation & Corrections Tool (DIRECT) project gives inmates in Singapore tablets to communicate with family members and access e-learning resources. Similar initiatives have been show...

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Rikha Sharma Rani

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21 December 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, The Bin gives homeless people a chance to store their valuables. “If I didn’t have this bin, I’d have to get rid of most of my stuff. These bins are really great to have.” Across the nation, other citi...

The Marshall Project

Abbie Vansickle

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21 December 2018

California, United States

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After San Joaquin County adopted a slew of criminal justice reforms, crime dropped by 20 percent and hit a decades-old low. One of the things that was implemented were speciality courts saimed at decreasing arrest tim...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

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11 December 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Several Dallas-based ACE (Accelerating Campus Excellence) schools focus on social-emotional learning and restorative justice education. High performing teachers participate in professional learning communities and rec...

The Christian Science Monitor

John Colin Marston

10 December 2018

United States

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Many states are rolling back the punitive measures against youth who committed crimes that began in the 1980s and 1990s. After the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional, ...

NPR

Bram Sable-Smith

9 December 2018

Madison, United States

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Rural communities need more than medication to deal with the opioid crisis; in one rural region of northern Wisconsin, a specialist doctor is able to prescribe Suboxone, but the programs he advocates for take a more c...

Sojourners

Albin Hillert

6 December 2018

Mutatá, Colombia

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From War to Peace, a project through the Lutheran World Federation, is helping ex-combatants and their families in Colombia lead a new, peaceful life. Many of these families are now living in an experimental community...

The Denver Channel

Kumasi Aaron

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28 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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Several programs are bringing yoga into the classroom to improve student behavior and equip young learners with the tools to stay calm both at school and at home.

The Huffington Post

Jordan Heller

27 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland is on a path to make wealth and business ownership more accessible. They operate several cooperative businesses: a laundry and a solar panel firm among them, all of which choose to w...

Bangor Daily News

Jackie Farwell

26 November 2018

Maine, United States

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Groups Recover Together, a for-profit clinic in Maine is helping treat people addicted to opioids. Because the company only prescribes buprenorphine, has venture funding, and doesn’t have to pay for overhead staff, it...

The New York Times

Abby Goodnough

25 November 2018

Dayton, United States

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Fatal overdoses in Dayton, Ohio have fallen 50% in the past year. The city's success is a combination of multiple factors, including cooperation between health workers and police agencies, widespread availability of N...

CityLab

Jason Plautz

21 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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Colorado has recently adopted a new .25 percent sales tax to create a pool of funding for mental health and addiction services. The initial funds are earmarked to create a new mental health center, while the overall v...

Generocity

Grace Shallow

21 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Participatory defense, is a model that integrates the family into the legal defense of someone being prosecuted for a crime. Loved ones can bring in evidence like photos and records that speak to the character of the ...

The Guardian

Mattha Busby

21 November 2018

Denmark

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In Denmark, drugs users can safely get high inside “drug consumption rooms.” One of those is Skyken, users have access to clean needles, are allowed 24 hour access, and nurses can treat overdoses with antidotes. Evide...

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Maroosha Muzaffar

20 November 2018

India

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Beena Chintalapuri, a cognitive psychologist, trains inmates in elements of cognitive behavioral psychology in order to bring about change. An estimated 3,000 inmates have been taught through The Unnati program acro...

NPR

Andrea Hsu

Ari Shapiro

19 November 2018

Rhode Island, United States

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In order to reduce opioid related deaths, Rhode Island has taken a rare step among state prisons: offer medication and drug counseling to opioid addicts. The Rhode Island Department of Corrections gives small doses of...

The Denver Post

Monte Whaley

17 November 2018

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado voters approved spending money from marijuana tax sales on education. As much as $2 million is distributed to Colorado schools to spend on evidence-based anti-bullying programs. “Usually it means getting...

The Trace

Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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14 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Scoop and Run is a police practice that has saved lives. During a “scoop and run” police take gunshot or stab wound victims to the emergency room instead of waiting for an ambulance. Philadelphia is the only city, amo...

WDET News

Jake Neher

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12 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As Michigan cities struggle with high eviction rates, Cleveland is trying out some creative ways to mitigate the difficult effects of eviction. One effort, mediation between tenants and landlords, might lead to evicti...

The Guardian

Lauren Zanolli

7 November 2018

United States

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As more research has found links between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and negative health outcomes, a growing number of organizations and sectors are incorporating trauma-informed screening and training into t...

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Jennifer Guay

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6 November 2018

Malaysia

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Malaysia’s extremist rehabilitation team helps former terrorists reintegrate into society by becoming their friends and treating them with dignity. The unusual approach seems to be working. “A lot of the time they jus...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

30 October 2018

United States

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Services like Boundless and Borderwise are helping immigrants navigate what is often a confusing and complicated process: applying for greencards. About 7,000 people a month use Boundless and so far they’ve had a 100 ...

The New York Times

Joseph Goldstein

28 October 2018

Arua, Uganda

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In Uganda, refugees are given enough land to become self-sufficient and have the right to free movement. The country's open border policy, in stark opposition to many other countries that are seeking to limit their re...

NPR

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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28 October 2018

Washington, United States

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Snohomish County in Washington decided to respond to the opioid epidemic as they would to a natural disaster. They use a multi-agency strategy and bi-weekly meetings to tackle the epidemic on small step at a time. The...

Washington Post

Karla Adam

27 October 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow used to be known as the murder capital of Europe. But police began tackling crime as a public health issue and partnered with doctors, social workers and educators, while also increasing stops and searches of ...

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