Tag Archives: Jeff Deeney

Can social services-oriented anti-violence programs work in a drug war context?

My most recent article for Next City is about an innovative new anti-violence strategy in Trenton (which suffered the most murders its ever experienced this year). It seeks to scare offenders into putting down their guns and then offer wraparound … Continue reading

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Good rule for life in Philly (and elsewhere): Read everything Jeff Deeney writes

I’ve only lived here three years  and I don’t recall how I discovered Jeff Deeney’s work, but the guy does incredibly hard and important work as a social worker for at-risk youth and somehow has the energy left to write … Continue reading

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Murder in Urban America

I’ve just started a regular gig blogging for Next City (formerly Next American City). Nothing major, just a couple posts a month, but I’m excited to have a regular outlet. My first post went up yesterday, and it is about … Continue reading

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