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Richard Kenny

23 June 2020

Cambodia

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Three examples of new science behind successful efforts to prevent or punish the poaching of protected wildlife starts with PAWS: Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security, an artificial intelligence tool that helped...

Block Club Chicago

Pascal Sabino

16 June 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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When protests against police violence turned into looting and anti-Black violence in some Latinx neighborhoods, violence interrupters from groups such as UCAN, EnLace, and Chicago CRED brokered a peace agreement that ...

Underscore

Sergio Olmos

27 April 2020

Texas, United States

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Specialty dockets are used in some states to provide extensive follow-up and supervision to help juveniles end gang affiliations. The enhanced supervision usually includes a curfew, frequent unannounced home visits, r...

The New York Times

David McCabe

Kate Conger

17 December 2019

United States

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The passage of the 2018 Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act was meant to hold accountable the online platforms where sex trafficking and sex work took place, but a year into its existence, it has shown negative, unintend...

The Atlantic

Mark Obbie

11 September 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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With support for a New York-based grant program, Buffalo has been trying various evidence-based approaches to decrease violence, especially gun violence, in the city. The grant program, Gun Involved Violence Eliminati...

Teen Vogue

Kim Bellware

3 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A group in Chicago called Good Kids, Mad City is made up of youth who have been affected by gun violence. They offer support and accountability to each other and use the group as a way to cope with the daily violence ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

16 April 2019

El Salvador

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Giving guns a nonviolent afterlife can also increase economic opportunity for struggling communities. In El Salvador, IM Swedish Development Partner, a nongovernmental organization, is addressing the issue of guns and...

PBS NewsHour

Marcia Biggs

30 March 2019

Rivera Hernandez, Honduras

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Residents of Rivera Hernandez, Honduras are trying to improve their community in a district that’s under gang control. One such effort is a vocational school to train children and adults in electricity and solar energ...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

26 March 2019

Ecuador

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When faced with a rise in gang violence, Ecuador tried an approach that was in complete opposition to "zero tolerance," the methodology America has been attempting to use to tackle the problem. Rather than target gang...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Allison Shirk Collins

Elizabeth Fite

1 March 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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In Tennessee, reducing gun violence means intercepting it at the earliest level possible. By creating prevention programs for the state’s young population, they’re able to not only decrease rates of violence, but decr...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Allison Shirk Collins

1 March 2019

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga’s Violence Reduction Initiatives used a focused deterrence strategy to reduce crime. The initiative has led to a decrease in gang-involved homicides and shootings, working with individuals on probation to ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Allison Shirk Collins

1 March 2019

United States

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Small and large cities around the United States have their own ways of deterring gun violence, from heavier police presences, to community engagement efforts, to public health approaches. An ongoing and similar challe...

The Telegraph

Dom Nicholls

12 January 2019

Malawi

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The illegal wildlife trade is consistently a big problem across Africa. To help tackle the issue of poachers, a company called Retarius uses counter-terrorist operations experience by training and mentoring locals inv...

The Washington Post

Wesley Lowery

Steven Rich

9 November 2018

Sacramento, California, United States

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Sacramento is implementing a program developed in 2011 in Richmond, Calif., that showed success curtailing gun violence among young men caught up in gangs or potential shootings. They get numerous social services and ...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

24 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Teens exposed to gang violence in Chicago have gained guidance from veterans. The mentorship program, operated through the YMCA, has helped young people connect with adults who can relate to their experiences.

U.S. News & World Report

Gaby Galvin

14 July 2018

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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A nonprofit in Omaha focuses on hospitals for its gang intervention work, making contact with gang members or potential gang members who have been injured through violence and may be ready to make a change in their li...

The Guardian

Anna-Catherine Brigida

8 June 2018

San Salvador, El Salvador

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In El Salvador a nonprofit partners with employers to find jobs for gang members who want a way out of that life. It's a key component to helping people escape gang violence, although companies must work with churches...

BBC

Ana Lucia Gonzalez

27 April 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Gang violence in Chicago is not uncommon, but one organization is working to change what happens in the aftermath of funerals. Dubbed a public health program, Cure Violence enlists the help of community members to att...

BBC

Mercy Juma

24 April 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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In Kenya, prisons are rampant with violence, an overcrowded and harsh environment for people as they serve their sentences. To combat gang violence and heightened tensions between prisoners and guards, Kenya's largest...

Apolitical

Edward Siddons

28 February 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

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Glasgow used to be called the murder capital of Western Europe until officials decided to tackle violent crime with a public health focus, using tactics similar to those used to control epidemics. A carrot and stick a...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

25 February 2018

San Salvador, El Salvador

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5-15 Minutes

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YouthBuild El Salvador is a program, partly funded by the United States, that teaches participants leadership and marketable skills, with an underlying emphasis on empathy, responsibility, and conflict resolution. In ...

Wall Street Journal

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Max Rust

27 December 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Certain cities in the United States are facing startlingly high rates of homicide and violence that haven't been seen since the height of gang activity in the 1990s. But certain cities, including Los Angeles, have con...

The Appeal

Maura Ewing

21 December 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The "Focused Deterrence" approach to lowering gang violence was hailed as a success in Philly when shootings went down, but is that the whole story? The strategy is also receiving some notable critiques, including the...

Christian Science Monitor

Amadou Diallo

21 November 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago was once reputed for gang violence, struggled to support its predominantly minority students, and was had been on academic probation for nearly two decades. A revolutionary a...

News Deeply

Cristina Maza

22 June 2017

Jaipur, India

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Sexual harassment is rampant in the streets of India, and too often escalates into violence that can lead to horrific incidents like the gang rape and murder of a female student in 2012. To help address the issue, Jai...

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