Can Social Workers Replace Cops? One Experiment, From All Angles

Long before this year’s protests over police mishandling of mental health crisis calls, journalists began to examine CAHOOTS, a program in Eugene, Ore., that used community-based services as first responders in place of cops. You can read some of the most compelling accounts in the latest collection of stories about crime-reduction strategies archived by the Solutions Journalism Network.


What Works to Prevent Gun Violence? A Journalism ‘Solutions’ Archive

Even as academics and legislators debate how to cure the U.S. epidemic of firearms shootings and homicides, some journalists have turned their attention toward community-based and policing solutions that have had impressive success. You can find them in the latest story collection of the Solutions Journalism Network .


Looking for Innovative Policing Solutions? You Can Find Them Here

Long before today’s “defund” debate aroused controversy, the media have been covering the nation’s most compelling experiments in police reform. Some of the best reporting has been archived in a collection recently compiled by the Solutions Journalism Network.

Killing of Mexican Journalist Brings Total to Five This Year

A 29-year-old freelance journalist became the second journalist killed in a week in the Mexican state of Michoacan, bringing the total number of media assassinations in the country to five this year. Mexico, considered one of the world’s deadliest places for media workers, has also experienced a spike in femicides since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.