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Electric Radio Brixton

Electric Radio Brixton is an award winning radio program in the United Kingdom produced by prison inmates and is heralded for its progressive approach to criminal reform through creativity and artistic expression. The program is run by the Prison Radio Association and is broadcasts to 800 inmates.  Programs include music, plus sober discuss on a range of subjects germane to the prisoners, such as self-harming, mental and sexual health and the prison environment.

StreetSafe Boston

StreetSafe Boston is taking a new multifaceted approach to addressing the problem of youth violence.

NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning System

In the aftermath of the devastating Pacific Ocean tsunamis of December 2004 that left scores drowned in Indonesia, Thai Land, and Southeast Asia, authorities knew they had to raise the bar on tsunami detection and alert - and they have.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning System operated by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has since creating a new standard by significantly expanding it technical capabilities and geographic reach.

The Chef Jeff Project

Master chef Jeff Henderson knows something about the power of cooking to transform lives.  It transformed his.  A former felon who spent ten years in jail, Jeff Henderson is setting a precedent in demonstrating that culinary arts can turn around the lives of at-risk youth, empowering them with the knowledge, the skills and, ultimately, the opportunity for a new life with a culinary career.

Cedar Creek Corrections

The most successful model for "green" enforced institutional settings within a correctional facility, Cedar Creek is promoting "pro social" behavior through environmentally conscious programs and practices.

The Sentencing Project

The Sentencing Project is changing the way Americans think about punishment.  It does this by publisizing often overlooked statistics on disparities in the justice system and working for a fair and effective reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration. The primary advocacy focuses of The Sentencing Project are sentencing policy, incarcertation, racial disparity, felony disenfranchisement, drug policy, collateral concequences and women in the justice system.  Some of the organizatins findings are as follows:

Integrating new media and pop-culture with public safety the City of San Fransisco Department of Emergency Management has launched an innovative website to help citizens prepare to survive the first 72hours or a large scale emergency caused by human actions or natural disaster.  The site's image-driven interface informs citizens on simple steps to take to help prepare against disasters such as tsunamis, earth quakes, fires, contagious outbreaks, and terror attacks.  It is part of the city's unified Emergency Response Plan.


Founded in 1990, WalkBoston is the first organization in America dedicated using civic engagement as a method for making communities safer and more walkable for pedestrians through a combination of effective advocacy, educational outreach, and community programs.  It serves as a model for other pedestrian advocacy organizations across the nation.

Some of WalkBoston's numerous achievements include:

Homeboy Industries

Homeboy Industries is quicly being recognized as the country's leading and most industrious gang-intervention program.  It uniquely combines an extensive suite of organizationally owned and run businesses with a wide variety of rehab services, such as counciling, job training, and tatoo removal.  The organization's initial business, Homeboy Bakery, was a venture in getting rival gang members to work together in the management of a business.  It success has since spawned numerous other enterpises including Homeboy Silkscreen, Homeboy Maintenance, Homeboy/Homegirl Merchandise, and Homegirl Ca