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The Washington Post Magazine

Ted Alcorn

30 November 2021

Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States

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Since 2018, Judge Jason Lidyard of Rio Arriba County, N.M., has forged a new model for a drug court. Instead of demanding abstinence from drugs as the price to stay out of jail, Lidyard uses respect and personal relat...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Helen Ubiñas

22 November 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The group Moms Bonded By Grief went beyond the support-group work it has done for years for survivors of gun violence homicide victims to take 50 children and their mothers and grandmothers to a Poconos Mountains wate...

PBS NewsHour

Amna Nawaz

Lena I. Jackson

18 November 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A New Way of Life gives formerly incarcerated women something that most did not get from prison: treatment for the trauma that so many incarcerated women suffered from domestic violence. As an antidote to a system gea...

Think Global Health

Ted Alcorn

16 November 2021

United Kingdom

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Several UK organizations sprang into action to combat COVID-19-related lockdown loneliness and isolation. The Cares Family connected tens of thousands of younger and older neighbors to spend time together, virtually n...

USA Today

Susan Milligan

11 November 2021

Vermont, United States

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A centralized communication and record keeping system, along with ensuring convenience for the largely rural population, led Vermont to the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate nationwide. The centralized system keeps tr...

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Deena Zaru

9 November 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Programs like UCAN Chicago use "violence interrupters" to mediate disputes before they turn violent and to connect people at risk of violence to the services that will give them a chance at a more stable, peaceful lif...

CBC

Ellen Mauro

Mark Gollom

9 November 2021

Canada

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Soaring rates of domestic violence due to coronavirus lockdowns led the Canadian Women’s Foundation to launch the “Signal for Help” campaign that created subtle hand gestures to indicate the need for help. The gesture...

Appleton Post-Crescent

Chris Mueller

5 November 2021

Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

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The Outagamie County Youth and Family Services agency makes restorative justice dialogue available to the victims of crimes committed by juveniles. After preparation with a trained mediator, the two parties meet to di...

Wired

Maytal Eyal

4 November 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philly Truce is a mobile app that lets people in crisis ask for help from volunteer conflict mediators without involving the police. The app connects people to social services and to volunteers who can help ensure tha...

Noticias De Gipuzkoa

Néstor Rodríguez

3 November 2021

Donostia, Spain

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A group of volunteers came together to fed young people, mostly immigrants, living on the streets. Around 40 residents of Egia began cooking hot meals to serve to people in a local community square. Two volunteers are...

70 Million

Jenee Darden

1 November 2021

Oakland, California, United States

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Until Oakland joins the list of cities sending counselors and social workers on emergency calls concerning mental health crises, a grassroots program called Mental Health First is diverting a small number of emergenci...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

1 November 2021

Kano, Nigeria

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REACH (“Reaching Everyone with Accessible Community Health”) provides preventive and curative healthcare through a community-based health insurance initiative that offers different packages of care. Community members ...

The Precision NG

Shola Ilesanmi

29 October 2021

Ondo, Nigeria

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The Abiyamo Maternal and Child Health Insurance Scheme provides free maternal and early childhood care, including hospital deliveries, to improve maternal and childhood survival rates. The government made a budgetary ...

The National

Hendia Alashepy

29 October 2021

Libya

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Libya’s Electoral Outreach Ambassadors program aims to increase women’s trust in the political process and register new voters. The female ambassadors are experienced in civil society participation but are not affilia...

WOIO-TV

Nichole Vrsansky

22 October 2021

Richland County, Ohio, United States

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To combat rising infant mortality rates, rural Richland County’s public health officials began a program to meet the needs of new and soon-to-be moms. The program provides maternal and infant care education as well as...

The Wichita Beacon

Celia Hack

21 October 2021

Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

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The COVID Ambassador program trains people to listen, be empathetic, and acknowledge people’s COVID-19 vaccine concerns. Ambassadors’ training includes substantial practice talking to people who are resistant to getti...

The Land

Lee Chilcote

Asha Fairley

20 October 2021

Ohio, United States

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Cleveland State University used a grant to open up Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center and Food Pantry on campus where students in need can get groceries, including fresh produce and canned goods. Many CSU students faced f...

The New York Times

Julie Turkewitz

18 October 2021

Bogotá, Colombia

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Bogotá’s city government started the Calm Line to give men a way to connect by telephone with psychologists trained in therapeutic responses to the machismo that leads to gender-based violence. Despite doubts that Col...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

18 October 2021

Wase Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria

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The Lifesaving Intervention Project offers postnatal services to mothers and newborns via community health workers who are trained in maternal and child health. After giving birth, the women receive follow-up care ove...

The Washington Post

Samantha Schmidt

12 October 2021

La Giajira, Colombia

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IPSI Palaima is working to vaccinate Indigenous families who live in hard-to-reach areas of La Guajira, where there are no paved roads, electricity, or running water and staff must use cars, boats, and motorbikes to r...

Nation Africa

Angela Oketch

12 October 2021

Homa Bay, Kenya

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Pama Care is an initiative that coordinates HIV care within a family to address barriers to adherence to achieve viral suppression in children and adults. All HIV positive family members are put on the same medication...

Los Angeles Times

Leila Miller

11 October 2021

California, United States

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Since the 1990s, California prisons' victim-aid office has arranged for crime victims to meet with the incarcerated people who harmed them or their family members. These victim-offender dialogues, a restorative-justic...

The New York Times

Rachel Louise Snyder

1 October 2021

England

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The Respect Phoneline started in the UK in 2004 to give anonymous callers, usually men, a way to seek help for their violent impulses. Rather than putting the burden for resolving domestic violence on survivors and on...

Time Magazine

Philip Elliott

1 October 2021

United States

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Vote Forward, an apolitical non-profit organization aimed at turning out voters, coordinated more than 50 partner organizations to boost turnout in the 2020 election through a letter-writing campaign. The letters were...

Boulder Weekly

Jodi Hausen

30 September 2021

Boulder County, Colorado, United States

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Although several Colorado law enforcement agencies have trained officers on how to de-escalate interactions with people in a crisis, including people with disabilities, the state in 2022 will become the latest to mand...

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