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How police officers handle an escalating situation caused by a mental health crisis can make a big difference in the outcome. Kayleigh's story may explain why.
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The second of a three-part series for October’s Domestic Violence month, supported by the USC Center for Health Journalism in partnership with Desi Collective, Narika and India Currents.
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Criminal justice scholars Frank Edwards and Andrea Headley join ProPublica's Topher Sanders for a look at the latest efforts to advance police accountability, and how reporters can stay ahead of the story.
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An expert panel discusses the ongoing wave of attacks, as well as how the media can cover these issues with sensitivity and nuance.
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The Southern Poverty Law Center is the latest organization to call out the Baker Act’s use on children. The organization's Bacardi Jackson discusses the findings.
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Millions of stories are waiting to be told, and insights from our expert panel can help get you started.
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It’s time to get good at talking about mental health.
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After coming out as gay or transgender, many young people are cut off from friends during the pandemic and trapped in homes where nobody accepts them.
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This is the third story in a three-part TimesOC series “Improving Healthcare Access for Cambodians and Vietnamese,” supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism 2020 California Fellowship.
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The bill gained momentum as the pandemic put a spotlight on health care disparities and workforce shortages.

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