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Criminal Justice

In Manchester, Combining Social Work and Police Work to Help Troubled Kids

A couple years ago, Manchester police lieutenant Nicole LeDoux and two colleagues decided to crunch some numbers. They found that in a single year, 400 Manchester kids had been at either domestic violence incidents or overdoses when police were called. “I remember sitting,” she said, “and being like ‘man, that’s a lot of kids. How do we deal with that?’”

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How One Man Spent 575 Days (and $43,000 in Tax Dollars) In Jail For Trespassing

Michael Treadwell sat at the back of a courtroom.  In a windbreaker and khaki pants, he leaned over his work boots, elbows on his knees. At first, I thought he was chewing gum – a bold choice in a courtroom.  When we began to talk, I discovered it wasn’t gum Michael was chewing.  It was his own gums. Michael doesn’t have any teeth.

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Homelessness Is Not A Crime

In the last few years, towns around New England have passed and enforced laws meant to keep people who are homeless moving away from certain neighborhoods and businesses.

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