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Diversion: Coaches Not Buses

Gary Garfield | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
Gary Garfield

We are Traveler's Aid...about eighty volunteers in four hour shifts assisting airport guests from early morning until late into the evening. We never know for sure what is going to occur, but we prepare for the unexpected.  Tonight was a "Diversion." No...this is NOT San Diego.

A Dynamic and Deepening Crisis That Demands Our Attention

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 09.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Combatting homelessness is not for the faint of heart. Significant progress can be made with real and thoughtful partnerships in the government, business and philanthropic sectors. Our success will depend on our collective commitment to solving what is an undeniable and deepening crisis.

L.A.'s Shockingly Archaic Treatment Of Its Juvenile Offenders

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 04.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Caster

L.A. has long maintained an image in America as a progressive, cutting-edge, and trend-setting environment. So it should come as a huge shock that regarding the treatment of children in the juvenile justice system - Los Angeles may be the most backward major metropolitan area in the nation.

7 Ways Your Health Is Like a River (And Why We Should Take Care of Both)

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Willow Jarosh, MS, RD

As a registered dietitian who helps teach people to keep their bodies healthy, I couldn't help but see a striking resemblance between the delicate dance of human health and that of a river. It is a perspective that I think may help others be more mindful of how we treat our bodies, as well as our precious rivers.

Hoffman's Death Illustrates Heroin's Ability to Hijack the Brain

Dr. Timothy P. Condon | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Timothy P. Condon

The heroin epidemic is dangerous, startling, and tragic. But it is far from hopeless. The solutions are in front of us, and research continues to provide more answers every day. We must be as focused and driven as the addicted brain: Implement the solutions. Now.

It's Time to Coordinate on Diversion

Katy Welter | Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago
Katy Welter

In response to growing concern about violent crime and shrinking budgets, public officials have adopted a number of initiatives to prioritize use of scarce resources.

A Rupture In The Youth Pipeline To Prison

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Jacqueline Caster

It's time America finally bucks the influence of those who financially benefit from an expanded prison industry as well as the "tough on crime" contingency and invest serious dollars in a "diversion track" to perfectly parallel the juvenile justice system of incarceration.

Saki Knafo

Should Homeless People Be Sheltered Or Diverted? Obama Budget Renews Debate | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Every night, homeless shelters across the country turn away thousands of people seeking beds -- and not just because they're full, though they often a...

SBA Loses Legal Battle Over Crisis Management PR Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The proposal to combine the SBA with the Commerce Department is just the latest attempt by the government to cover up billions of dollars in abuse while dismantling small business contracting programs.