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Criminal Justice & Addiction

Safe Streets Baltimore (SSB) is based on the successful CureViolence model developed at the University of Illinois School of Public Health in Chicago.  Cure Violence stops the spread of violence in communities by using the strategies associated with disease control: detecting and interrupting... Read More
The Abell Foundation provided $73,100 to help establish the Pretrial Justice Clinic at the University of Baltimore.  The Pretrial Justice Clinic will focus on the “front end” of incarceration and seek to reform a broken bail system that wrongfully incarcerates thousands of people awaiting trial... Read More


Since 2000, crude oil has been extracted from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota through a process called hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”).  Bakken crude oil, which is shipped by rail to port cities around the country for transport, is highly explosive.  Communities along rail lines around... Read More
Air quality in and around the Port of Baltimore is poor.  The Baltimore area is designated a “nonattainment” area for ozone and leads the nation in asthma mortality; the American Lung Association gave Baltimore mostly failing grades in its latest “State of the Air” report card.  Mobile source... Read More
Maryland’s poultry industry produces more than 300 million chickens a year which generate roughly 650 million pounds (0.3 million tons) of poultry litter annually.  Most of the chicken waste is applied as fertilizer onto farm fields, but there is more of it than the fields can absorb.  Excess... Read More
As part of the effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore City is required -- by federal mandate -- to restore 20 percent of the city’s impervious surface area within its five watersheds.  Increasing adoption of green infrastructure practices (“greening”) in residential neighborhoods is... Read More
In Maryland, a low-income household typically spends an average of 9 percent of its annual income on electricity, whereas the average-income household in Maryland spends 2.5 percent of its annual income on electricity.   In Baltimore City, where 25.2 percent of residents live below the poverty line... Read More


Light City Baltimore, held in the spring of 2016, was an international festival of “light, music and innovation” – the first of its kind in the United States.  Light City showcased international and Baltimore artists through 28 nighttime light installations located around the Inner Harbor, 50... Read More
The goal of the Museum of Ceramic Art is to provide a meaningful ceramic art experience in the classroom and at after-school clubs. Now being offered at 41 Baltimore City public middle schools, the program provides teacher-training workshops, classroom assistance, curriculum modules, and materials... Read More