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Rachel Dissell

1 October 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As jails in Ohio struggle with the skyrocketing numbers of people addicted to opioids, they are increasingly becoming the state's primary detox centers. This article explores how several counties are addressing the i...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Programs run by the Volunteers of America and Ohio Means Jobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County focus on employment, not only as a workforce issue, but also as a way to keep young people out of trouble and lower youth violenc...

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Rachel Dissell

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Some local programs see youth employment as more than just a workforce development issue. They also view jobs as a way to offer stability to young people, especially those from Cleveland area communities with high vio...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

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Rachel Dissell

John Caniglia

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has struggled through the years to reduce youth violence. But important lessons have been learned, here and elsewhere. City officials say they are factoring those lessons into their latest plans to reduce vi...

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Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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A correlation exists in Cuyahoga County between the idle youth rate -- base on teens who are neither working nor in school -- and the youth violence rate, according to an analysis done for The Plain Dealer by Claudia ...

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Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Volunteers of America's Face Forward 2 program offers a second chance to youth offenders by focusing on education and employment. Destyni Iverson believes the program potentially changed the trajectory of life. Sh...

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Lynn Ischay

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Juvenile offenders can feel as though they have no chances for a good future. Volunteers of America’s Face Forward 2 program helps young people in Cleveland to complete their education and to find employment. With th...

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John Caniglia

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Operation Focus is a nationally recognized initiative to help curb gun violence; however, its effectiveness has proven to not be sustainable. The city of Cleveland has evaluated the problems of the initiative and has...

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Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Trauma training for police and community workers teaches them how to make tough situations, such as the arrest of a parent, easier on young children. Painful memories can alter perceptions of police for a lifetime.

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Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Police can make arrests for community or domestic violence, but arrests do not solve the broken family dynamic and the trauma done to children. Cleveland has devised Police Assisted Referral Program, which combines co...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

Rachel Dissell

Lynn Ischay

Gus Chan

William Neff

Marvin Fong

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Police can work better with young people if they understand more about how their brains work. Young people can deal better with police if they understand more about their jobs, and the law. New training and technique...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Misinformation and misunderstanding about the law can lead youth to have accelerating confrontations with the police. Cleveland’s Patrick Henry School offers Juvenile Justice Jeopardy, a game that orients middle schoo...

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Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Should police be law enforcers or social responders? Some leaders say "guardian" duty is at least important as purely law enforcement tasks, sometimes known as "warrior" work. That idea is rooted in centuries-old prin...

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Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Healing Hurt People (HHP), the program that helped save his life, now employs men like Jermaine McCorey - men who used to be a part of a violent life on the streets of Philadelphia - to reach out to boys and young men...

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Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Healing Hurt People program, or HHP, is an ER-based violence intervention program that works on the public health-based notion that violence - like other diseases that spread - can be prevented. It targets service...

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Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Healing trauma has never been an easy process but programs like Healing Hurt People help to promote recovery in traumatized, angry young men. This program, in partnership with local medical services, aims to provide t...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Victims of violence that end up in the emergency room can return within two years with more injuries because of retaliation efforts. Philadelphia’s Healing Hurt People is a hospital-based violence intervention program...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

John Caniglia

6 June 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Since 2012, Project Longevity, an anti-gang initiative started in New Haven, CT, has been successfully working towards ending gang violence once rampant in the city. While many other initiatives have been started else...

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The Associated Press

6 June 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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New Haven's Project Longevity has measurably reduced gang violence through an approach brings law enforcement, social service groups, and community leaders together to offer teenagers and young men incentives to stop ...

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George Rodrigue

5 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland is responding to its gun violence epidemic with a combination of effective policing, social service agencies, and former offenders deployed to break cycles of violence in their communities.

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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...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

Brie Zeltner

13 April 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Victims of violence found in hospitals are more likely to return for emergency care than those with chronic illnesses. As a result, communities like Cleveland, Ohio are trying the approach of treating violence as a pu...

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John Caniglia

24 March 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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New Haven's Project Longevity offers a comprehensive program to curb gang violence. Yale University researchers say it has helped reduce the number of gang-related shootings in the city.

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Brie Zeltner

16 March 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has an alarmingly high rate of infant mortality, there are a large number of infant deaths from SIDS, sleep deaths, and problems stemming from being born prematurely. Programs across Cleveland are growing in...

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Rachel Dissell

10 March 2016

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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A new training program gets police officers to delve into the complexities of teenage brain development, helping law enforcement to recognize mental health issues, respond to them and, if they can, refer families to o...

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