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ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Melanie Vujkovic

16 July 2019

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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In Brisbane, the Queensland police officers have been adopting practices to strengthen community engagement with the goal of making the city’s residents feel safer. Some initiatives include learning Mandarin to better...

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Kevin Holmes

28 June 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Collaborative efforts targeting adult-peer mentoring in Kansas City, Missouri have resulted in less crime and increased trust among participants. Focusing on high-risk teens and young adults, the program known as Teen...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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12 June 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s LGBT Police Liaison Committee serves as an intermediary between the city’s LGBTQ community and police force, creating a safe place for LGBTQ people, many of whom are fearful of police, to report crimes....

The Guardian

Lois Beckett

Darwin BondGraham

Peter Andringa

Abene Clayton

4 June 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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California’s Bay Area has seen a 30% decrease in gun homicides, despite increasing economic inequality. The region has had many interventions to reach this decline, but the key to all of them is their community-driven...

Yes! Magazine

Janice Cantieri

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18 April 2019

British Columbia, Canada

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The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Drone Search Team is a group of volunteers in British Columbia, Canada that use a combination of indigenous knowledge and drones to search for missing women. Indigenous women ...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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8 April 2019

California, United States

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Sherriff’s offices can provide resources and encourage underserved communities and communities struck hard by disinvestment to grow their civic capacity. In Alameda County, California, the county Sherriff’s office ope...

NationSwell

Joshua O'Connor

2 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Police departments across the country are seeing decreased funding – but an increase in public participation. Volunteers in Public Service, or VIPs, have stepped in to help fill the gaps in staffing left by budget cut...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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2 April 2019

Findlay, Ohio, United States

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Truckers Against Trafficking are making an impact in reducing sex trafficking in the US by educating truckers, their companies, and the law enforcement that intersect with commercial drivers on how to spot sex traffic...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Courtney Tanner

26 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Specialized training for school resource officers improves the relationships between law enforcement agents and students. Following a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, Salt Lake City, its police departmen...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

26 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The New Orleans Police Department did not have the best reputation among the community due to a series of corrupt acts committed by individual officers on the force. Thanks to a series of outreach efforts to marginali...

The Christian Science Monitor

Patrik Jonsson

25 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Police departments across the United States are implementing strategies and reforms in response to the growing number of unsolved criminal cases. With cold cases often linked to declined trust in police and the underm...

KUNM

Marisa Demarco

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21 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Albuquerque Police Department knows that not all community members are apt to trust in officers, so the department created a new interdisciplinary team specifically focused on working with those people. Although this ...

All Africa

Mamadou Lamine Ba

Patrick Egwu

Annie Njanja

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15 February 2019

Senegal

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This cross-border story, which takes place in Nigeria, Kenya, and Senegal, examines 3 different approaches to address the still-widespread practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In Nigeria, a short film about FG...

Albuquerque Journal

Ryan Boetel

11 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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The Albuquerque Police Department is rolling out a new program that aims to get people the help they need rather than place them in jail where they are likely to relapse. Similar to programs already working in other s...

Albuquerque Journal

Ryan Boetel

4 February 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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The Albuquerque Police Department is one of the most recent departments to pilot the use of a videoconferencing system that aims to train officers in crisis intervention methods. This technology has allowed officers t...

KSHB

Kevin Holmes

31 January 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Parts of Kansas City were once regarded as high-crime areas, but thanks to a change in police practices, those crime rates have significantly decreased. Using a form of proactive policing that has officers on foot pat...

BBC

Jeremy Cooke

8 January 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Rather than treat opioid users like criminals, Vancouver has deemed it a public health crisis. The city, especially its downtown east side, witnessed 1,500 deaths in just one year from opioid use. Its approach is uniq...

WHYY

Bobby Allyn

31 December 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Radio

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In Philadelphia, where the homicide rate recently hit a ten-year high, teams known as violence interrupters are stepping in to employ crisis intervention in high-risk areas. By using several different tactics includin...

News-Decoder

Priyanka Mogul

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26 December 2018

Mumbai, India

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Indian women have turned to smartphone apps like Safecity to help protect them from sexual violence. These apps use a combination of geo tracking and crowd-sourced stories to illuminate patterns of abuse in certain lo...

The Buffalo News

Maki Becker

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30 November 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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After successfully testing a program out that used police officers as the conduits for organizing community-based activities, the Buffalo Police Department has created a team specifically to continue the work. Known a...

Scalawag

Margaret Littman

22 October 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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The killing of Jocques Clemmons, an unarmed black man that was shot by a white officer in Tennessee, became the catalyst that spurred a community to action. A community oversight board would be in charge of investiga...

U.S. News & World Report

Katelyn Newman

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19 October 2018

Miami, Florida, United States

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The Miami Police Department has joined efforts with health care and social services partners to offer an alternative to prison for opioid users. The Collaborative Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery (CLEAR) program con...

The New York Times

Paulina Villegas

1 September 2018

Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico

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One police commander in Morelia is trying to change the rampant mistrust Mexicans have of the police. The new commander implemented a set of new policies that shifted the focus of the police to low-level neighborhood ...

The Guardian

Jamiles Lartey

23 July 2018

Florida, United States

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A sheriff in northern Florida is helping break the cycle of incarceration by working to change how communities and law enforcement interact. The effort includes mentoring children of incarcerated parents, linking the ...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

22 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The Gay Officers League in the New York Police Department started in the early 1980s when memories of the Stonewall Riots were still fresh to support gay officers in the NYPD while also improving relations between the...

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