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High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

18 June 2020

Washington, United States

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Employees at 7 Yakima Valley fruit packing plants, who are predominately Latinx, went on strike to protest inadequate protection and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic. Agricultural workers accounted for nearly one-fift...

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Jared Brey

19 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia piloted a mediation program that showed how landlord-tenant disputes could be resolved short of an eviction lawsuit. Though the program only lasted two months and heard just a handful of cases...

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Monica Humphries

10 September 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various co...

Christian Science Monitor

Henry Gass

27 March 2019

Klamath, California, United States

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Across the country, tribal courts are seeking to break the cycle of recidivism and instead focus their efforts on rehabilitation and community. Judge Abinanti’s Yurok Tribal Court in California applies traditional Yur...

San Francisco Public Press

Andrew Stelzer

27 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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In Madison, Wisconsin, encouraging mediation and dispute-resolution between tenants and landlords has helped to limit evictions and San Francisco is looking to scale the model. Mediation helps build a relationship bet...

Ensia

Anna-Catherine Brigida

24 April 2018

El Salvador

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Across the word, specialized environmental courts are being created to make sure the environment receives justice and protection against human destruction and exploitation. In the face of climate change, 44 countries ...

The Atlantic

Wayne D'Orio

11 January 2018

SeaTac, Washington, United States

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As the national education discussion has shifted away from zero tolerance discipline policies towards reduction of suspensions and the introduction of restorative justice tactics, some teachers and administrators say ...

Investigate West

Rebecca Clarren

30 November 2017

Klamath, California, United States

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A growing number of tribal judges nationwide - including Judge Abby Abinanti of the Yurok Tribal Court - are using a framework of traditional culture and an approach known as "restorative justice" to address both the ...

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Alice McCool

16 November 2017

Juru, Rwanda

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1 million people were killed, primarily by men, in the Rwandan genocide. Now, community-based sociotherapy is helping men who were both perpetrators and victims heal together while building trust in their communities.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

15 November 2017

New York, New York, United States

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Organizations that supply funds to provide bail for people arrested for misdemeanors not only saves money for taxpayers, but reduces the number of guilty pleas, and could possibly save lives. Those who cannot pay for ...

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Maroussia Klep

11 July 2017

Rwanda

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In the Great Lakes region of Africa, land disputes can escalate to violence. Subsistence agriculture is the dominant source of income, making land precious, and as populations increase and refugees return home, proper...

Jackson Free Press

Sierra Mannie

31 August 2016

Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States

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In Pascagoula, a youth court judge observed a high number of youth stuck in the system. The judge reached out to local schools, discouraging them from involving law enforcement in minor incidents that put juveniles i...

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...

WBEZ

Susie An

18 April 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A decrease in arrests in Chicago public schools is a result of the district moving away from a zero-tolerance policy for discipline and acting in favor of more instructional intervention. This approach has allowed for...

NPR

Andrea Hsu

8 April 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The city's health department wants to send ex-offenders who are trained to be "violence interrupters" to hospitals to talk with victims. Chicago has found such a program prevents repeat injuries.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

13 February 2016

Rochester, New York, United States

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In order to disrupt cycles of violence, Milwaukee’s Homicide Review Commission has recommended that Milwaukee police examine how their peers in Rochester, N.Y., organize police work around the concept of preventing di...

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Suzette Hackney

20 November 2015

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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Indianapolis' Howe High School has joined the movement surfacing in America's public schools towards restorative justice. In 2015, in lieu of suspensions and expulsions, Howe's leadership formed a peer justice jury to...

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rochelle Olson

13 December 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Hennepin County Court, serving Minneapolis, MN and the surrounding area, has developed a co-parenting court – helping unmarried parents work together to raise their children, work through issues, and strengthen their ...

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