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Rory Linnane

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21 August 2018

Wisconsin, United States

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Supervised injection sites are legal in certain cities and countries around the world, including Vancouver, BC. They’ve been shown to reduce overdose deaths and increase uptake into treatment. States like Wisconsin, w...

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David D. Haynes

26 July 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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In Wisconsin, the Department of Corrections is tailoring their prison education programs to meet the needs of the job market, and it is benefitting former inmates as well as the economy. Milwaukee Area Technical Colle...

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David D. Haynes

21 March 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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It turns out the old adage of knowing your neighbor really can help make your neighborhood safer. A study of more than 250 cities found that a key factor behind a drop in crime in the last 20 years was the mobilizing ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Katherine Herzog

16 January 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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From 2010 to 2017, the number of African American students awarded bachelor's degrees at Georgia State doubled - African American students now graduate at a slightly higher rate than their white counterparts. For the ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

David D. Haynes

13 December 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A columnist looks at the proposal to bring red light cameras to Milwaukee after a string of horrific car accidents where a driver blew through traffic lights. The piece covers a good deal of data on the efficacy of re...

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James E. Causey

27 April 2017

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

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Habitat for Humanity is a well-known "sweat equity" program, where low-income renters can help to build the homes they will eventually own. Usually, they are tightly focused on one area, building houses in the neighbo...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

James E. Causey

27 April 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland's manufacturing sector quickly declined, leaving high poverty and a high unemployment rate behind. A few co-ops have helped create jobs, bring the community together, and facilitate home ownership of its wor...

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Ashley Luthern

18 June 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A law-enforcement strategy known as the "focused deterrence" approach involves identifying people most at risk to commit or to be victimized by crime — often the same individuals — and hosts meetings where they are of...

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11 June 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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With shooting deaths soaring in Milwaukee, gun cases have swamped the county courts, but there has been no similar spike in federal firearm prosecutions. In fact, the opposite occurred last year.

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Gina Barton

5 June 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Job training is an invaluable resource to prisoners who may not have any other resources for such a thing. A new job center, established with a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, aims to assist 1,000 Mi...

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Gina Barton

14 May 2016

Montpelier, Vermont, United States

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Communities nationwide, including in Wisconsin, work to help ex-prisoners by surrounding them with supportive people. But in Vermont, a statewide network funded by the DOC makes it happen.

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Gina Barton

4 April 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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The Right Path program aims to help break the cycle of poverty and criminality. It covers tuition and course materials for students as well as providing stipends.

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...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ellen Gabler

16 November 2015

Iowa, United States

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State-run newborn screening programs can vary widely by hospital, creating an inconsistent process and a dangerous environment for babies born with disorders. These six points address how screening should be done.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

18 July 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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After a rampant problem of violence among youths, Minneapolis enacted a violence-prevention plan which focused on collective action and stemming the causes at their source, resulting in nonfatal shootings involving yo...

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Meg Kissinger

29 May 2015

Grafton, Wisconsin, United States

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Mental health care often requires a human touch and a personal connection. Tucked quietly in an office park in Grafton, volunteers at the COPE Hotline field nearly 23,000 calls a year from all over the Milwaukee area ...

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Sarah Maslin

11 October 2014

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Previous efforts to rein in Milwaukee's infant mortality rate have focused on services for mothers: increasing access to prenatal care, treating underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and reducing behaviors s...

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Meg Kissinger

5 November 2013

Houston, Texas, United States

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Milwaukee County’s mental health system put more resources in expensive emergency care rather than invest in programs that offer continual care. As a result, Milwaukee County identifies nine solutions from other citie...

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Meg Kissinger

5 October 2013

Geel, Vlaanderen, Belgium

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Those who struggle with mental illness receive undesirable social stigmas and are often shunted to living on the street or in squalid housing conditions. Geel, Belgium has a mental health system that places non-violen...

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Meg Kissinger

8 June 2013

Houston, Texas, United States

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In Houston, TX, many individuals with mental illnesses cycled in and out of emergency care while arrested or incarcerated. Houston’s police department has decreased the number of incarcerated who have mental illness b...

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Meg Kissinger

19 March 2006

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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With the promise of community care, psychiatric wards were unlocked 30 years ago. Today, the sickest patients live in squalor.

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James H. Burnett III

28 May 2000

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Now that a coalition of Milwaukee preachers, police and prosecutors has witnessed firsthand the success of a crime-fighting partnership in Boston, the local coalition is clearing its first obstacle -- putting its idea...

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James H. Burnett III

12 March 2000

Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States

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Partnerships between police officers and clergy are being credited with dramatically reducing the rate of homicide in Boston, particularly among teens. And it is drawing the attention of officials in larger cities acr...

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