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15 May 2015
Massachusetts, United States
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 ...
28 August 2014
Managua, Managua, Nicaragua
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...
25 August 2014
Medford, Oregon, United States
Over 15 Minutes
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...
22 July 2014
Portland, Oregon, United States
Over 15 Minutes
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...
10 June 2014
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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...
1 June 2014
Richmond, California, United States
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...
26 April 2014
Jonesboro, Georgia, United States
Under 800 Words
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 –...
15 April 2014
London, United Kingdom
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...
13 October 2011
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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...
11 October 2011
New York, New York, United States
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...
7 April 2011
Oakland, California, United States
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 ...
24 January 2011
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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...
28 May 2000
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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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