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14 May 2020
District of Columbia, United States
Washington, D.C. is piloting an approach called Thinking for a Change to help break the cycle of recidivism. The approach itself has been around since 1997, and it brings together individuals involved in the justice s...
6 May 2020
Wetumpka, Alabama, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Alabama’s Tutwiler Prison for women, once found to be one of the worst prisons for women in the country, has undergone major reforms to change its once-abusive culture. A key part of this has been a focus on pregnant ...
4 May 2020
Private dinners for only men to discuss notions of feminism and toxic masculinity have been picking up in interest across Sweden. What started in earnest following a string of assaults against women in 2016 has now be...
26 April 2020
California, United States
The California law firm UnCommon Law is helping people in prison make parole through group counseling and training. The firm facilitates conversations around insight, helping participants understand and explain their ...
10 April 2020
California, United States
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, people are turning to social media to share their stories and find communities. With a flood of misinformation online and mixed messaging from government leaders, many are docume...
27 March 2020
Maryland, United States
Senior centers in Maryland are offering media literacy courses to discuss fact-checking and how to spot fake news stories online. A recent study by researchers at Princeton and NYU found that Facebook users over 65 a...
4 February 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the program Sisters United Resilient and Empowered, also called SURE Moms, offers counseling to mothers in an effort to address their trauma, and thus have an effect on their entire families. W...
27 January 2020
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Building trust with a recovery coach can reduce the shame and stigma surrounding addiction during pregnancy. In Madison, Wisconsin, the Pregnancy2Recovery program pairs expecting mothers who are struggling with addict...
3 January 2020
Hindman, Kentucky, United States
To help those struggling with opioid addictions, an apprentice program in Kentucky uses art and music taught by local artisans to provide participants with a path forward. After learning various skills as part of the ...
18 December 2019
Compton, California, United States
To help diversify the teacher workforce, California schools are hosting gatherings for male teachers of color where they can share challenges and experiences. In addition, some schools are providing stipends to teache...
17 December 2019
Columbia, Missouri, United States
In Boone County, Missouri the Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy (HEAT) program offers young men an alternative to incarceration for drug-related offenses. The program works primarily with black men, many...
9 December 2019
Tacoma, Washington, United States
The Alternatives to Violence Project, an international nonprofit, provides workshops around conflict resolution, personal growth, and other social skills to people experiencing incarceration. While a large-scale organ...
9 December 2019
Draper, Utah, United States
At Utah State Prison, the New Visions Speech Club is teaching inmates public speaking. The club gives inmates the opportunity to practice communication and bolster their confidence – two skills that can help them in t...
27 November 2019
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
An organization aimed at providing peer support for gay black men living with HIV that started in Atlanta, Georgia has now gained an international following. Because the program is not federally funded, data can be di...
19 November 2019
Fulton, Missouri, United States
The Fulton Community Supervision Center in Missouri provides trauma-informed, gender-specific care and services to women who face the risk of recidivism. Participants live at the center, where they receive services li...
6 November 2019
San Francisco, California, United States
Under 800 Words
Making personal connections supports mental health and wellbeing. The San Francisco-based nonprofit, Sidewalk Talk, trains volunteers to go out and engage on a personal level with individuals in underserved communitie...
30 October 2019
California, United States
The Healing Together Campaign, created by the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, operates at the national and local levels to disrupt patterns of intimate partner violence. Rather than solely work with victims, thoug...
15 October 2019
Amador County, California, United States
To increase the number of mental health professionals in Amador County, California, the county has created an online program that culminates in a certificate or associate degree in human services. Preference to this s...
The New York Times
10 October 2019
New York, New York, United States
A number of elite college prep programs are offering wraparound academic support to low-income students for up to eight years in an effort to replicate the built-in support provided by schools in wealthier districts.
26 September 2019
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Merging accountability with treatment promotes recovery for those charged with drug possession. In Franklin County, Ohio, the municipal court system operates a program called Helping Achieve Recovery Together. The cou...
25 September 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Milwaukee’s 414LIFE program is treating violence like a public health issue, seeking to interrupt and prevent its spread. The pilot program is a collaboration between the city’s Office of Violence Prevention, local no...
21 September 2019
A German organization called Uber den Tellerrand brings together refugees and locals for a meal handmade by those who migrated from Syria and Iraq. The meal brings people together over a delicious meal, offers authent...
17 September 2019
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Public libraries can serve as vital community resources. In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Forsyth County Public Library operates as a multi-use facility thanks to investments from a voter-approved bond and state ...
6 September 2019
Oregon, United States
Under 800 Words
A dual enrollment program for people who did not complete high school will offer a path to a high school diploma and college credits at the same time. The new Oregon chapter of Achieving the Dream Gateway to College j...
5 September 2019
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Broadcast TV News
To stop teachers from leaving the state, the Tulsa, Oklahoma, school district developed a mentoring and professional development program. Compared to four years ago, when the state lost 37 teachers to neighboring stat...
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