Charissa Koh

Charissa is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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A better way to measure?

Compassion | The White House proposes changes to the poverty line
by Charissa Koh
Posted 5/29/19, 03:37 pm

The Trump administration is considering tweaking the way federal agencies measure poverty, sparking protests that millions of needy Americans will lose their welfare benefits. But poverty-fighting experts from conservative and Christian groups say the change will have little effect on the system and that the poverty line actually needs a much more comprehensive overhaul.

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Opioid treatment behind bars

Compassion | Advocates push for medication therapy that has questionable success
by Charissa Koh
Posted 5/22/19, 03:59 pm

A grant from a private foundation will give jail inmates in 15 U.S. communities access to medication-assisted opioid therapy, an addiction treatment that gets mixed reviews from therapists and patients.

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‘Remain in Mexico’ remains in place

Compassion | The controversial policy tries to alleviate the complicated situation at the U.S. southern border
by Charissa Koh
Posted 5/15/19, 03:25 pm

The Trump administration caught a rare break last week when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, often adversarial to the administration’s goals, ruled that the “Remain in Mexico” policy could continue. The controversial policy aims to give U.S. officials patrolling the southern border and detaining migrants some breathing room during a growing crisis.

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