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Truthout

Jean Trounstine

15 May 2015

Massachusetts, United States

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From state to state, officials are grappling with how to improve how children experience the criminal justice system. The process is highly variable – each state varies on the age that children can go to court, and a ...

Reuters

Ivan Castro

28 August 2014

Managua, Managua, Nicaragua

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Crushing poverty and extreme violence - fueled by drug trafficking and police corruption - are behind a mass migration of Central American children to the United States in recent months that has overwhelmed U.S. borde...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

25 August 2014

Medford, Oregon, United States

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After leaving his gang in Medford, Oregon, Troy Wohosky decided to create another, more positive path for at-risk youth. He founded the Spartan Boxing Gym, which offers youth and family services focused on redirecting...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

22 July 2014

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Multnomah County, Oregon, experienced a surge of gang activity between 2013 and 2014. To curtail crime and violence, a group of pastors intervened with the 11:45 program. The program provides services and mentorship t...

The New York Times

David Leonhardt

10 June 2014

Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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Delaware has been working to make sure that all college-ready graduates, regardless of socioeconomic status, make it to college. With financial reasons standing in the way of many qualified students, the state has wor...

Mother Jones

Tim Murphy

1 June 2014

Richmond, California, United States

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Since Richmond, California’s Office of Neighborhood Safety began paying stipends to its “fellows” – the dozens of young men it works with at any given time who are deemed to be at high risk of gun-violence involvement...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

26 April 2014

Jonesboro, Georgia, United States

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In Clayton County, Georgia, the Second Chance Court is using a different tactic to give offenders the opportunity to move forward. The program, started in 2010, allows selected teens to attend counseling and classes –...

The Independent

Kate Hilpern

15 April 2014

London, United Kingdom

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Lisa is one of hundreds of children living in the UK who has lived with HIV her whole life - part of a singular generation born in the 90's, when mother-to-child transmission couldn’t be prevented, but HIV positive ba...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 October 2011

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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For first-time youth criminal offenders, the traditional American jury falls short in encouraging behavioral change and may even set the juvenile on a course for repeated crimes. Washington, DC’s Youth Court is a jury...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

11 October 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Child-mentoring programs around the United States have helped at-risk youth during crucial years of development. However, New York City's Friends of the Children has improved the model by placing at-risk youth with ad...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

7 April 2011

Oakland, California, United States

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Great minds from Plato to Piaget have recognized the importance of play in healthy child development, but with bullying becoming more prevalent on school playgrounds and increased pressure to maximize school hours to ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

24 January 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The non-profit program Year Up is getting low-income young people into jobs by training them in the culture of work. The organization pairs companies—which help fund the training period—with interns from disadvantaged...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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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