Charissa Koh

Charissa is a reporter for WORLD.

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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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Outsmarting sex traffickers

Human Trafficking | Nonprofits and law enforcement get a boost from technology
by Charissa Koh
Posted 5/08/19, 03:47 pm

In the same Dallas offices once used by, the defunct classified ad site notorious for enabling human trafficking, former elite intelligence officers work to dismantle the sex trade. They work for DeliverFund, a nonprofit organization that keeps the largest database of information on sex traffickers and shares it with 35 police departments across the country.

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