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Charissa Koh

Charissa Koh

Charissa is a WORLD reporter who often writes about poverty-fighting and criminal justice. She resides with her family in Atlanta.

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Articles by Charissa Koh
Playing ball in Austin

Playing ball in Austin

An Austin baseball program provides gospel-centered mentorship, fun, and hope for kids in the inner city

The pandemic builds momentum for lifting the wage floor

A lack of planning and cooperation made a mess of zero tolerance

Prison reform advocates celebrate the change


Scholars suggest changes to make sure money goes where it’s needed most

Some question the wisdom of the change as civil unrest escalates

States debate the ethics of giving inmates COVID-19 immunizations before others

The plague of synthetic opioids worsened in 2020

Lockdowns and isolation challenge families in the child welfare system

Vulnerable people suffered the most from the hardships of 2020