Teny Gross http://ripr.org en Sheldon Whitehouse To Speak On Juvenile Justice System http://ripr.org/post/sheldon-whitehouse-speak-juvenile-justice-system <p>Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will hold a Senate Judiciary Committee field hearing in Rhode Island Monday. It’s part of his work on drafting legislation to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.</p><p></p><p>“It’s at this point a listening and learning exercise to hear from the people who work in the field of juvenile justice and determine what changes would be advisable in the law,” said Whitehouse. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:11:55 +0000 Catherine Welch 34864 at http://ripr.org Sheldon Whitehouse To Speak On Juvenile Justice System Do RI lawmakers care about gun carnage? http://ripr.org/post/do-ri-lawmakers-care-about-gun-carnage <p>In the aftermath of last year’s Newtown school shootings, Rhode Island politicians leaped on the gun control bandwagon. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what’s happened since.</p><p>After last December’s horrific school massacre in Connecticut, political leaders from the White House to the Rhode Island State House vowed to crack down on gun violence. Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed all advocated measures to advance gun control in our state.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:58:29 +0000 Scott MacKay 23451 at http://ripr.org Visitors Call Providence Nonviolence Program a Model http://ripr.org/post/visitors-call-providence-nonviolence-program-model <p>Visitors from Chicago and Newark, New Jersey, are completing on Friday a two-day visit examining the work of<a href="http://www.nonviolenceinstitute.org/"> the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence</a>.</p><p>Christopher Mallette heads a three-year-old program called the <a href="http://www.care4community.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/VRS.pdf">Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy</a>. Mallette says the Chicago strategy, like the one in Providence, utilizes street workers who try to mediate disputes and prevent violent conflicts.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 19:49:31 +0000 Ian Donnis 19837 at http://ripr.org Hot City: What's Happening on the Streets http://ripr.org/post/hot-city-whats-happening-streets <p>With the rising temperatures comes a spike in crime across the capital city. In a series we’re calling Hot City: Crime in Providence we’re taking a look at summer crime by focusing the month of July.</p><p>Last year the area encompassing Smith Hill, Elmhurst and the north end saw the highest number of crimes. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch sat down with Teny Gross, executive director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence about what’s happening on the streets of Providence.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:58:54 +0000 Catherine Welch 19259 at http://ripr.org Hot City: What's Happening on the Streets Rhode Island Nonprofits Feel the Squeeze http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-nonprofits-feel-squeeze <p></p><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p>It’s hard to turn on the news these days without hearing about another nonprofit in financial trouble.&nbsp; Advent House – the state’s first homeless shelter – is without a director because it can’t afford one. John Hope Settlement House is bleeding $30,000 a month. And the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence has laid off a third of its staff.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:41:47 +0000 Flo Jonic 13642 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Nonprofits Feel the Squeeze NRA Answers Questions From RI Lawmakers http://ripr.org/post/nra-answers-questions-ri-lawmakers <p>A National Rifle Association lobbyist says Rhode Island already has enough laws to prosecute gun-related crimes.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:27:51 +0000 Ian Donnis 11095 at http://ripr.org NRA Answers Questions From RI Lawmakers TGIF: 15 things to know about RI politics + media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-ri-politics-media <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 19px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">A lot of news in the run-up to Christmas; debate over how to reduce school shootings; mediation ordered in the pension case; and the march is on toward our next RI campaign season. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:17:37 +0000 Ian Donnis 4709 at http://ripr.org Too many Guns http://ripr.org/post/too-many-guns <p>The carnage of gun violence has marred summer all across America. RIPR Political analyst Scott MacKay says Rhode Island lawmakers can offer a helping hand.</p><p>From the Rocky Mountains to New England’s craggy coast, each week brings another desultory report of &nbsp;lives cut short by murder. You can’t&nbsp; flick on a television news spot these days without another incident in the blur of senseless killing.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:06:49 +0000 Scott MacKay 8791 at http://ripr.org