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CalMatters

Laurel Rosenhall

Byrhonda Lyons

11 May 2021

California, United States

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More than a year after taking effect, California's law restricting when police can use deadly force has had some effects on police accountability and training, but a number of flaws illustrate how long and difficult t...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

10 May 2021

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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For a city like Philadelphia, with rising violence and a lack of community trust in the police, Camden and Newark serve as examples of the positive changes that come about when outside forces impose the kinds of refor...

Capital Public Radio (Sacramento)

Vicki Gonzalez

6 May 2021

Sacramento, California, United States

Radio Talk Show

5-15 Minutes

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Advance Peace mentors young people at risk of committing or suffering gun violence, guiding them through a "life map" process to exit street life and set goals for a safer, healthier future. The program, which started...

KLC Journal

Audrey Korte

4 May 2021

Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

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To help protect the predominantly Black community in Sedgwick County, Kansas, the county collaborated with local leaders and residents to create an information and messaging campaign that specifically addressed commun...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Alberto Mariani

4 May 2021

Whiteriver, Arizona, United States

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The White Mountain Apache Tribe in eastern Arizona was able to slow the spread of Covid in the community by implementing a daily routine of "contact tracing, surveillance of high-risk individuals, and vaccinations." S...

The Conversation

Thaddeus L. Johnson

Natasha N. Johnson

30 April 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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One police-reform program that outperformed and outlasted most cities' attempts was Cincinnati's "collaborative agreement," an unusual team effort focused on community involvement at every step. Sparked by a controver...

National Geographic

Erin Blakemore

27 April 2021

United States

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In the 1950s, the National Institute for Infantile Paralysis launched a nationwide public health campaign to encourage teenagers to receive the polio vaccine. Tactics included interviewing and recruiting teenagers to ...

The Washington Post

David Montgomery

26 April 2021

United States

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To help address Covid vaccine hesitancy, the non-profit marketing firm Ad Council and its partners developed a multi-dimensional public service campaign. Relying on a balance between appealing to personal responsibili...

Dallas Morning News

Krista M. Torralva

25 April 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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The "striking resemblance" between the gun violence problems of Oakland in 2012 and Dallas in 2020 argue in favor of Dallas' adoption of Oakland's Operation Ceasefire approach to violence reduction. By using a "focuse...

Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

23 April 2021

Houston, Texas, United States

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One of the first crime-lab scandals gave birth to a better way of ensuring the integrity and accuracy of forensic evidence. The Houston Forensic Science Center operates independently of law enforcement agencies, with ...

Rest of World

Mahima Jain

22 April 2021

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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In India, where women face high rates of harassment by men but rarely report abuse because they view the police as hostile, the Telangana State Police encouraged more reporting by turning WhatsApp into an anti-harassm...

The Appeal

Katie Jane Fernelius

21 April 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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In his first months as the New Orleans district attorney, Jason Williams has pushed a prosecution-reform agenda that not only limits who gets sent to prison on the front end, but also takes a backward look at who shou...

KUSA-TV

Kelly Reinke

21 April 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver police solve far more nonfatal shootings than in the past because they created a special detectives unit to centralize and prioritize such investigations. In its first year, the Firearm Assault Shoot Team (FAST...

Christian Science Monitor

Francine Kiefer

20 April 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Anti-Asian hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic have sparked a movement nationwide to stand up against bias and to help protect those most vulnerable to attack, the elderly. In one of America's oldest Chinese encl...

Christian Science Monitor

Chelsea Sheasley

20 April 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Washburn High School in Minneapolis is taking a different approach for in-school safety, one that doesn't rely on a police presence. The school district ended its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department and re...

HumAngle

Nathaniel Bivan

19 April 2021

Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

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With team names like Reconciliation, Peace, Love, Humanity, and Forgiveness, the football league organized by Face of Peace Global has begun to chip away at the religious-based fears and hostility that tore their city...

The Washington Post

Robert Klemko

12 April 2021

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Little Earth Protectors is one of several community patrol groups that emerged in Minneapolis' unrest after George Floyd's death in police custody. Named for a mostly Native American neighborhood with high rates of vi...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

10 April 2021

John Day, Oregon, United States

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Loggers and environmentalists aren’t always known for getting along, but the collaboration between these two groups in Oregon may have saved a town from going under. By creating a dialogue together and working to unde...

Fierce for Black Women

Anna Almendrala

9 April 2021

Richmond, California, United States

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In the Bay Area of California, Black churches are helping to encourage trust around Covid vaccines for those in their congregations who are hesitant to receive the shot. After focusing on dispelling misinformation and...

Sapiens

Elizabeth Svoboda

7 April 2021

Sierra Leone

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When the rise of Ebola in West Africa strict protocols when handling those who were dying or had died from the disease, public health officials began working with anthropologists and other social scientists to increas...

WBUR

Peter O'Dowd

Allison Hagan

7 April 2021

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

Radio Talk Show

5-15 Minutes

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A college professor and a former stabbing victim counsel young men in the hospital soon after they are shot or stabbed. These interventions, based on trust and shared experiences, are meant to prevent repeat injuries,...

Grady Newsource

Trey Young

7 April 2021

Georgia, United States

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11Alive, a Georgia news station, runs a program called "Verify" that helps residents get accurate information and slow the spread of disinformation. Viewers submit a form online or via an app to request any piece of i...

The New York Times

Geneva Abdul

6 April 2021

London, England, United Kingdom

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To discourage the spread of misinformation about the Covid vaccine and decrease vaccine hesitancy in minority communities, religious leaders and other influential people in Britain have launched campaigns to dispel co...

The Trace

Chip Brownlee

31 March 2021

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

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VIP Fort Worth modeled itself on a number of violence-intervention programs with a blended approach that has been so successful in such a short time that Texas officials are considering investing in a statewide versio...

NJ Advance Media

Rebecca Panico

28 March 2021

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Newark's Community Street Team hires and trains formerly incarcerated people and people who have been victims of violence to mediate disputes before they turn violent. Street outreach interventions have been associate...

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