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Reducing Gun Violence

The Philadelphia Citizen

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Oakland’s Ceasefire initiative takes a collaborative, comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence. City officials, community advocates, residents, and law enforcement work together by prioritizing data analysis, multi-stakeholder gatherings, personalized social services, specialized police tr...

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A new initiative is trying to make searching for tampons easier for Highland Park women. It's part of a national movement.

Chicago Tribune

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In 2013, the United Nations deemed access to menstrual supplies a human right. Since then, Illinois has taken a number of steps to make access to these products even easier. This story includes solutions such as free dispensers in public restrooms, eliminating the "luxury" or "tampon" tax, and dr...

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This Man Says His Anti-violence Plan Would Save 12,000 Lives

The Atlantic

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With support for a New York-based grant program, Buffalo has been trying various evidence-based approaches to decrease violence, especially gun violence, in the city. The grant program, Gun Involved Violence Elimination, or GIVE, provides funding for police departments to adopt strategies like ho...

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The Courtroom of the Future Looks a Lot Like This Navajo Tradition

NationSwell

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Brooklyn’s Red Hook Peacemaking Program, part of the Red Hook Community Justice Center, is bringing together individuals in conflict to practice restorative justice. The program accepts cases coming through various courts, schools, and personal references, and brings together families, friends, a...

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At Colleges, What's Old Is New: Retirees Living on Campus

The New York Times

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At Arizona State, retirees pay a fee to live on campus, take classes, and be a part of the college community. This setup offers a unique opportunity for intergenerational mixing and mentoring and a new revenue stream for institutions with declining enrollment.

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How A Prenatal 'Bootcamp' For New Dads Helps The Whole Family

NPR

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Some health care providers across the U.S. have started to offer single-sex prenatal classes for men that are tailored to the needs and questions of new dads: "While a new mother's role in modern society is often directed by her baby's needs to breastfeed, cuddle and sleep; a new father's role is...

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Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help

NPR

Radio / 5-15 Minutes

Recent statists are showing that an alarming number of veterinarians are committing suicide due to a variety of reasons from emotional stress to financial strain. Not One More Vet, a Facebook group started by a veterinarian in California, is serving as an unofficial mental health resource for man...

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In Chicago, Police Violence Survivors Heal Through Song

Yes! Magazine

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Communal healing represents reparations in action. The Chicago Torture Justice Center, created in 2015 through a Chicago City Council reparations ordinance, advocates for wrongfully imprisoned Black men, as well as for victims of violence and torture at the hands of police. At the community cente...

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The city with a radical approach to mental illness

Broadview Magazine

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Normalizing mental health care helps create inclusive communities. In Geel, in Belgium, centuries of pilgrims seeking the blessing of Dymphna, the city’s patron saint of mental illness, have created a culture of community mental health care. Families provide a system of ongoing care by taking in ...

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LGBTQ Asylum Seekers Face Layered Marginalization, So These Four Organizations Are Here to Help

Teen Vogue

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LGBTQ asylum seekers face a unique set of problems coming to the United States, often from places where gender expression and sexuality are strictly regulated. Four organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada are filling this unique niche. For example, AsylumConnect created an app of resource...

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