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The Atlantic

Mark Obbie

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11 September 2019

Buffalo, New York, United States

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With support for a New York-based grant program, Buffalo has been trying various evidence-based approaches to decrease violence, especially gun violence, in the city. The grant program, Gun Involved Violence Eliminati...

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Mark Obbie

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19 September 2016

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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Oklahoma has the second highest incarceration rate in the country. Despite spending millions, the prison population in the state kept rising until Governor Fallin enrolled the state in the Justice Reinvestment Initiat...

The Crime Report

Mark Obbie

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11 August 2016

United States

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This presents a sort of report card of the main strategies employed in the last few decades to reduce crime. It's based on years of research by veteran criminologists and finds two main approaches are the most effect...

The Trace

Mark Obbie

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11 August 2016

United States

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While policing initiatives have previously been driven by intuitive responses to trends in violent crime, the Centre for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University has developed a new strategy for identify...

The New York Times

Mark Obbie

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25 June 2016

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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One of the hardest parts of being in prison is not knowing what to do when you get out. By pitching ex-cons as good for business, the Eastern District of Missouri’s prison-to-work program has become a model for inmate...

Al Jazeera

Mark Obbie

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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.

Slate

Mark Obbie

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29 December 2015

Batavia, New York, United States

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In a conservative upstate town in New York, an early advocate of what is now known as restorative justice pioneered the idea of finding alternatives to incarceration that address root causes of crimes and offer victim...

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Mark Obbie

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14 December 2015

Minnesota, United States

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Increases in police brutality against communities of colour in Minnesota has resulted in a deterioration of trust between the two groups, as well as increased frustration by the impacted community. Just across the cit...

Slate

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11 September 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Four community groups in the Los Angeles area work to address the root causes of what draws young people into gangs with a mix of approaches to help people leave the gang life, including education and job services, co...

Slate

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19 July 2015

Houston, Texas, United States

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A Houston man whose sister was murdered created a way to help his own pain and possibly foster more empathy and understanding among inmates. The Bridges to Life program has grown to hundreds of volunteers throughout T...

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