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For the past decade, the vast majority of the young people in Louisville’s secure detention facility have been black. A reporter wonders why more people aren't talking about the disparity.
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Folks in underserved New Jersey face adversities that few in America ever even have to think about. How can the state turn the corner in addressing epidemic levels of trauma?
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Boys from one of the country’s most beleaguered neighborhoods show up to work four hours and earn $20 and life skills. Most have already experienced multiple traumas in their young lives.
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Today’s San Francisco is both a microcosm of the challenge facing African-American public school students and a beacon for potential change.
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Twenty-eight former Panthers players were killed in a 14-year span in New Orleans. Former coach Jerome Temple is trying to halt the deaths.
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From prison to the classroom: a former Panther’s tale of trauma and redemption.
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A new project from The Plain Dealer will listen to the voices of Cleveland children sharing what it's like to grow up, play, go to school and live in this city — and what needs to change. But some early reader responses have been troubling.
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For the past three years, Eddie Hsueh has led a lonely uphill charge within the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to change the way deputies interact with people with mental illness. It starts with training.
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The lawmaker who oversees a powerful criminal justice committee said he will lead a much-needed reform of Florida's juvenile justice system in the wake of a Miami Herald series that detailed the existence of a mercenary system in which detainees are rewarded for pounding other youths.
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When juvenile detention worker Uriah T. Harris heard the boys in his charge using profane language, he calmly offered a choice: they could be struck with a broom handle or receive demerits that could lengthen their stay. Many boys were hit with the broom.

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