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Los Angeles Magazine

Patric Kuh

15 June 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Los Angeles-based nonprofit Food Forward was born out of the observation that many farmers are growing more fruit than they can sell at market. To cut down on food waste and get these viable fruits into the hands of p...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

1 June 2016

Ajo, Arizona, United States

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Ajo, Arizona is home to a growing collective, collaboration of local agriculture and food-based initiatives. The small town coordinates actors from schools, restaurants, the farmers’ market, local gardens, and communi...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

31 May 2016

Salem, Oregon, United States

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States deal with poverty and employment differently, depending on their state legislature and, historically, their racial composition. Oregon is a predominantly white state with some of the most generous welfare and e...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Adeline Sire

8 April 2016

Paris, France

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Researchers figure that roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste by salvaging discarded food from a local market, cooking it u...

The New York Times

John Markoff

4 April 2016

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

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Zipline, a start-up based in California, raised $18 million and partnered with the small African country to shuttle packages of blood and emergency medicine.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

27 February 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Partnering cops and clinicians has led to a cultural change in New Haven's police department. Their definition of a victim extends past the person with physical injuries in order to help children from violence-stricke...

Mental Floss

Jennifer Billock

26 February 2016

United States

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Specially trained service dogs help crime victims in 31 states by accompanying them to forensic interviews and court dates. The dogs, called facility dogs, give emotional comfort to victims, most often child victims o...

Al Jazeera

Mark Obbie

13 January 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A growing number of organizations—rallying around victim advocacy—are calling for shorter sentences for offenders and better counseling for victims across the United States.

The Boston Globe

James Vaznis

6 December 2015

Islandia, New York, United States

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Whitsons Culinary Group’s food-making center, in a bucolic town of 3,000, produces about 80,000 meals a day. It addresses the question of how to feed students in a school district where many buildings have no kitchens.

The Nation

Hélène Barthélemy

9 November 2015

New York, New York, United States

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A misdemeanor for a poor person can mean denial of employment, housing, etc., removing any opportunities for change. A public defender's office in the Bronx is trying to stop this downward spiral by offering ex-offend...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

2 November 2015

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Part 2 of a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe. With the help of organizations like Damayan Migrant Workers Association in New York, former victims who have been freed from la...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

24 October 2015

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

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The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion initiative is being implemented in cities across the U.S. Instead of arresting people accused of low-level drug crimes, the offenders are offered drug treatment, job training, me...

The Trentonian

Penny Ray

18 October 2015

Trenton, New Jersey, United States

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The city of Trenton is trying to reduce gun violence. In Philadelphia, the Healing Hurt People is a hospital-based violence intervention program that employs trauma counselors to help patients suffering from gun viole...

Pacific Standard

Maura Ewing

3 September 2015

New York, New York, United States

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When paying bail isn't a realistic ask of a defendant, many times the person will plead guilty to avoid jail time even if it means having a record. To solve the problem of the poor being unfairly punished by small cri...

Slate

Mark Obbie

30 June 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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Restorative justice emphasizes accountability and making amends by facilitating meetings between people who committed a crime and those who were hurt by that crime. Victims can get their questions answered and express...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

5 June 2015

New York, New York, United States

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The lack of access to healthy food has always been a problem for the financially unstable. Food stamps can now be used to buy fresh produce at farmers markets, but greater success could be achieved by getting grocery ...

ThinkProgress

Samantha Page

26 May 2015

Paris, France

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Food waste costs billions of dollars a year and is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. French government just passed a law banning grocery stores from destroying or throwing away unsold food, and in...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

22 May 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Even with all available help, New Yorkers miss about 100 million meals each year - food stamps are not enough. But some New York food banks allow for the homeless to choose their own food products, making healthy choi...

NPR

Maanvi Singh

14 May 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Brown's Super Stores operates seven profitable supermarkets in traditionally food desert neighborhoods in Philadelphia. The founder says it's because they brought together a group of community leaders and asked them e...

Yale Daily News

Vivan Wang

13 April 2015

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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As campuses across the country race to address a burgeoning nationwide conversation about sexual assault, policymakers, politicians, university counselors and students alike are faced with a lack of quantitative infor...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

20 March 2015

San Jose, California, United States

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One in five seniors reports cutting back on basics like food or heat to afford prescription drugs - for many, cutting back on medicine led to faster health declines, increased hospitalizations and premature death. Sir...

GOOD Magazine

Jennifer Hattam

13 March 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

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With the recent large influx of refugees, crumbling infrastructure, crowded streets, and struggling social services, bing disabled or homeless in Istanbul means facing serious challenges to carving out a dignified lif...

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