Compassionate Cities

How a Juneau homeless housing program is delivering on its promises

Thu, 2018-06-28 17:00 -- Doug Peeples

A report on the first six months of operation for a Juneau, Alaska homeless housing program made it very clear that the program is doing precisely what it promised to do: provide housing for those who otherwise wouldn't have it and significantly reduce the use of local emergency services.

Virginia accelerator seeks startups and nonprofits with solutions to social challenges

Mon, 2017-07-31 12:05 -- Compassionate C...

Entrepreneurs, startups and nonprofits are invited to apply for a spot in the Smart City Works fall 2017 cohort designed to accelerate their solutions focused on key urban infrastructure challenges – from use of urban data and IoT technologies to supporting at-risk populations.

Off-the-street strategies: Honolulu calls its new 'homeless court' a success story

Wed, 2017-05-31 12:10 -- Compassionate C...

Operating since January, the Community Outreach Court in Honolulu has cleared a backlog of 268 cases. More importantly, it's moved homeless defendants into services and several into housing. Read more about the court and three other new initiatives to help the homeless.

How SAS uses analytics to uncover intelligence for the fight to halt human trafficking

Wed, 2017-05-24 09:33 -- Compassionate C...

Estimates indicate 30 million men, women and children are victims of human trafficking worldwide. They are largely invisible, but organizations like Peace-Work and SAS are using advanced analytics to help law enforcement.

New Microsoft, UN partnership will focus on tech's role in tackling human rights challenges

Wed, 2017-05-17 10:45 -- Compassionate C...

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the five-year, $5 million pact with Microsoft could be a "truly groundbreaking agreement." Read how the partnership will utilize advanced technology to advance human rights.