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The New York Times

Meryl Davids Landau

17 July 2021

Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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"Policing the teen brain" is a training regimen devised by Strategies for Youth that teaches police officers to de-escalate conflicts with adolescents to avoid unnecessary incarceration. Youth detention has dropped si...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

2 July 2021

Tempe, Arizona, United States

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A controversial police shooting and other fraught encounters between Tempe police and residents prompted police to devise their own retraining regimen focused on de-escalation. The department observed other cities' pr...

Wall Street Journal

Zusha Elinson

Denise Blostein

Rob Alcaraz

28 June 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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After videos showed two Minneapolis police officers did nothing to stop Derek Chauvin from killing George Floyd, more than 130 police departments raced to sign up to train their officers on how to intervene to prevent...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

11 June 2021

Marietta, Georgia, United States

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In Marietta, Ga., a viral video of police beating a man to gain control of him in an arrest led to mandatory training for new police officers in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The martial arts training reduced injuries to both ...

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 Boston Globe

Douglas Starr

6 May 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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When Minneapolis police officers were videotaped standing by or trying ineffectively to intervene in George Floyd's murder by a fellow officer, horrified police departments nationwide rushed to embrace a peer interven...

News48

Francesco Ciampa

22 April 2021

Rimini, Italy

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An organization in Italy, spearheaded by a father who has a child with autism, is working to train local businesses how to recognize, react, and serve families who may have a member in their party with autism. Althoug...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Michaela Haas

5 February 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Community Safety Partnership Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department has worked for a decade in 10 neighborhoods to prevent crime through building trust among residents, rather than through the LAPD's costly a...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

4 February 2021

Rhode Island, United States

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The Substitute Teacher Training Program in Rhode Island is helping to fill a need for substitute teachers, as well as helping those looking for a job a quick way to find employment. The program is completely free, sel...

NJ Advance Media

Tom Moran

10 January 2021

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In 2020, six years after the Justice Department imposed a series of reforms on the Newark Police Department, Newark police officers have reduced their use of force so much that they didn't fire their guns at all in 20...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

30 December 2020

Unity, Maine, United States

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Across the U.S. many colleges and universities adapted their courses and curriculum to meet Covid safety guidelines, but many are seeing the pandemic as a catalyst for the necessary innovation, acceleration, and chang...

Flatland

Vicky Diaz-Camacho

Catherine Hoffman

Cody Boston

11 November 2020

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Crisis intervention training for Kansas City police officers does not reach the majority of the department and can fail to address a critical reason that police might use excessive force on people with disabilities. A...

The Washington Post

Tom Jackman

Dan Morse

27 October 2020

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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A de-escalation training program from the Police Executive Research Forum, used by 85 police agencies already, was shown in Louisville to reduce police officers' use of force by 28%. The training resulted in 26% fewer...

Casper Star-Tribune

Camille Erickson

24 October 2020

Wyoming, United States

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The Wyoming Works Program has helped adults afford to attend college and find better jobs. When the program started in 2019, the state government allotted $5 million dollars and since then $3 million have been used fo...

The Baltimore Sun

Taylor DeVille

16 October 2020

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

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More than 1,930 Maryland poll workers were trained to protect ballot integrity from security threats based on research about where those threats may come from. The program, one of the few in the country focused on ele...

BBC

Daniel Gordon

6 October 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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In the wake of George Floyd's killing by police in Minneapolis, where several officers failed to prevent one officer's actions, New Orleans police have been besieged by requests from police nationwide to export their ...

BBC

Daniel Gordon

Joshua Nevett

5 October 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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By training police officers to intervene when fellow officers engage in brutality or other misconduct, the New Orleans police department has reduced officers' use of force and increased public trust. After the killing...

NYC Reopens

Eli Rallo

25 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In New York, restaurateurs who have struggled to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic are partnering with drag performers who have lost work due to the pandemic to offer patrons a new dining experience while also t...

NPR

Eric Westervelt

18 September 2020

Rochester, New York, United States

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More than 2,700 police departments in the U.S. have crisis intervention teams aimed at responding to mental health crises with fewer arrests and less violence, but the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester police custody...

USA Today

Grace Hauck

18 September 2020

United States

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Daniel Prude's death in police custody illustrates a common flaw in how police respond to mental health crises, but reform advocates disagree on whether to improve police training or bypass police almost entirely. Men...

NPR

Martin Kaste

10 September 2020

New York, New York, United States

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After all 36,000 New York Police Department officers took required training in recognizing implicit racial bias, more officers understood how racism may increase officers' aggressiveness but there was no evidence that...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

25 August 2020

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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A nonprofit consulting firm, Prosecutor Impact, advances the cause of reducing incarceration and related reforms by helping reform-minded elected district attorneys confront one of the greatest obstacles to change: th...

The Intercept

Jordan Smith

12 August 2020

United States

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When "junk science" forms the basis of the training curricula used by for-profit companies in the business of teaching police interrogation techniques, it can produce mistakes leading to false confessions and wrongful...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

10 August 2020

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Tuscon police use a combination of training and expanded resources to resolve mental health crises by putting people in the hands of mental health professionals, an approach that in 2019 diverted nearly 4,400 cases aw...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

15 July 2020

Daytona Beach, Florida, United States

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Since he took over the Volusia County, Florida, Sheriff's Office in 2016, Philadelphia police veteran Mike Chitwood changed many of his department's personnel and put the entire 1,000-employee department through de-es...

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