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The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

23 November 2021

Springfield, Missouri, United States

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Diaper banks are addressing a pressing need for families who have very few resources to buy diapers with. Federal funding such as WIC or food stamps cover nutritional needs and diapers are considered hygiene products,...

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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5-15 Minutes

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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...

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...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Peter Yeung

5 November 2021

Milan, Italy

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A third of food produced, or about 1.3 million metric tons per year, go to waste. The city of Milan is a pioneer in eliminating food waste. The city launched food waste hubs in 2019. Donations from supermarkets, priva...

Noticias De Gipuzkoa

Néstor Rodríguez

3 November 2021

Donostia, Spain

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A group of volunteers came together to feed 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 ar...

Roll Call

Jim Saska

28 October 2021

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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The Violence Intervention Program at Baltimore's Shock Trauma Center counsels victims of violence and links them to needed social services to try to keep them safe from future injury. Such hospital-based trauma care i...

Metro FM 90.8

Hasifah Namuli

27 October 2021

Uganda

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Lack of access to menstrual products contributes to the high drop rates among girls between primary and secondary school. A collaboration between civil society and government organizations created the Menstrual Health...

Cincinnati Enquirer

Cameron Knight

25 October 2021

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Dvert is a partnership between Cincinnati police and Women Helping Women, a social services agency that puts domestic-violence survivors in touch with an advocate from the moment they report abuse. Advocates can provi...

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...

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 Colorado Sun

Fran Kritz

22 September 2021

Colorado, United States

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The Grace Upon Grace Project seeks to address period poverty – the inability of people who menstruate to afford sanitary supplies – by providing free access to tampons and pads. The organization hosts a monthly free p...

Prime Progress

Angela Umoru

16 September 2021

Nigeria

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Social workers supporting victims of violence saw a marked improvement in mental health after the introduction of therapy sessions. The services were specifically tailored to help staff cope with the stressors of thei...

HumAngle

Kehinde Ogunyale

4 September 2021

Nigeria

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Protests against alleged brutality and extrajudicial killings by Nigeria's Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) led to demands for judicial panels of inquiry to investigate the abuses and provide justice to victims. Of N...

The Columbus Dispatch

Yilun Cheng

23 August 2021

Whitehall, Ohio, United States

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Congress created the U visa program in 2000 to encourage undocumented immigrants to report crimes to the police and cooperate with investigations and prosecutions. The visa legalizes an immigrant's status, if certifie...

COVID-19 Data Dispatch

Betsy Ladyzhets

22 August 2021

Garrett County, Maryland, United States

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Garrett County students were able to get back in school quickly because the district built trust with its community by providing families with crucial supplies, carefully planning the reopening, and communicating exte...

Pulse Nigeria

Samson Toromade

13 August 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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Drug Aid Africa supports low-income Nigerians by providing free medications to help ease burdens of healthcare affordability. The NGO partners with organizations that serve low-income communities, including hospitals,...

BBC

Laura Paddison

11 August 2021

Houston, Texas, United States

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Fresh Hub was created by twin high school sisters to address food insecurity and the environmental impact of food waste. Volunteers collect unsold food from grocery stores and bakeries and give it to residents living ...

Yes! Magazine

Mike De Socio

10 August 2021

Albany, New York, United States

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Free Food Fridge Albany is part of a national movement to ensure that those facing food insecurity have access to fresh food. In Albany, it started with a single vibrantly painted fridge and has expanded to a network ...

101 Reporters

Sameer Showkin Lone

4 August 2021

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, British Indian Ocean Territory

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In the district of Bijapur, a town in India, there was a malnutrition rate of 40 per cent in 2019. In order to tackle the problem officials identified the areas with high malnutrition and directed their efforts to tho...

The Tributary (Jacksonville Journalism Collective)

Uriel J. García

3 August 2021

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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A Florida constitutional amendment enacted in 2018 called Marsy's Law protects crime victims' rights, including the right to privacy when public-records laws would otherwise reveal victims' identity. But the Jacksonvi...

The Cut

Amelia Schonbek

21 July 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Among the many restorative justice programs in the U.S., the Domestic Violence Safe Dialogue program was one of the few to arrange face-to-face dialogue between survivors and men who had violently abused women. This f...

The Trace

Lakeidra Chavis

Daniel Nass

9 July 2021

Illinois, United States

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As one of the oldest programs of its kind, the Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Program was created in 1973 to reimburse victims of crime and their families for their out-of-pocket expenses, such as funeral and medi...

The Washington Post

Heather Long

28 June 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The pandemic economy has left more people without money for quality food, a need addressed in some communities by "freedges" – community-run refrigerators dispensing free food. The food gets donated by groceries, rest...

The New York Times

Andy Newman

17 June 2021

New York, New York, United States

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Stay-away orders are a tool New York judges can use to protect victims from their abusers even before accusations get scrutinized in court. They grew out of a reform movement that urged police and prosecutors to take ...

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