Juvenile criminal justice reform, peer respites as psychiatric support, toy subscription service
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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a new approach to dealing with juvenile criminal offences, innovative free mental health facilities in California, and a toy subscription service encouraging borrowing instead of buying.
U.S. county switches approaches to criminal justice
In Genesee County, juvenile criminal offenses are evaluated in ‘diversion conferences’, in collaboration with the victim and the offender.
Innovative mental health programme offers support to people in distress
In times of crisis, people experiencing mental health crisis find assistance free of charge at ‘Second Story’, in California, USA.
Toy subscription service encourages borrowing instead of buying
In this circular economy startup, parents can borrow used toys and return them, as soon as their young ones grow older.
50 countries pledge to protect earth’s land and sea
Alongside other commitments, 50 countries have agreed on an accelerator of $14.3 billion to be invested in 7,000 km of trees in Africa.
Off the streets: how Manchester found homes for hundreds of rough sleepers
Three years on from its launch, the GM Homes Partnership has become one of the UK’s most successful homelessness projects.
Digital payment system to tackle tax evasion in Pakistan
The instant digital payment system is supposed to link financial institutions to government entities whilst granting access to women to the formal economy.
Thomson Reuters News Foundation
Booker winner’s mission to put UK’s forgotten black writers back in print
The Black Britain, Writing Back series curated by Bernardine Evaristo aims to correct ‘historical bias in publishing’
See you in the virtual bar! Digital dramas capture buzz of theatregoing
Sound Stage, a season of eight new audio plays, will enable audience members to connect with each other virtually.
Clinic offers free tax preparation and financial consulting services
In CHOP clinics in Philadelphia, USA, patients are provided with counselling on their physical and financial wellbeing.
The Philadelphia Citizen
Washed Ashore’s art raises awareness of ocean plastic pollution
The environmental nonprofit creates large sculptures of animals and jewellery made of plastic, along with providing informative material on ocean pollution.