In some cases, groups trying to solve the problem are competing for funding.
Explore some of the photos and videos from this season of The Uncertain Hour.
After adjusting for inflation, black workers' median weekly earnings have risen at a fraction of the pace of wages for white, Hispanic and Asian workers.
Does alternative sentencing create a system of easily exploited free labor?
The opioid epidemic is filling jails. Wise County, Virginia, is looking for alternatives.
The post-crisis financial policy has a downside.
When American-born children age out of foster care without identifying documents like birth certificates and state ID cards, their financial futures can be at stake.