This Leadership Conference Education Fund report features tools to increase trust, fairness, justice, and mutual respect between police departments and the communities they serve. The campaign guidebook and toolkit offer community-centered policy solutions to equip communities and police departments with best practices and recommendations for adopting 21st century policing models, including tools for advocacy.
This report outlines a five-step policy plan for policing in America, from the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School and the Center for Policing Equity.
More than 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America, and Black people are three times more likely to be killed than White people. We must take steps and make reforms to combat police violence and systemic racism within law enforcement.
This campaign seeks to transform policing culture and practices, eliminate racial bias and profiling in policing, and end police violence against citizens. The Race and Policing Reform campaign seeks to promote unbiased and responsible policing policies and practices at the national, state and local levels.
Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential in a democracy. It is key to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.
The task force recommendations and action items are organized around six topic areas: Building Trust and Legitimacy, Policy and Oversight, Technology and Social Media, Community Policing and Crime Reduction, Officer Training and Education, and Officer Safety and Wellness.
Vera Institute of Justice
Assessing the State of Police Reform - Center for American Progress
Congress and Police Reform: Current Law and Recent Proposals - Congressional Research Service
For any Black man or woman who has ever been pulled over for speeding or a traffic infraction, it’s not just your imagination that police officers are more condescending, aggressive and less respectful. New research from the American Psychological Association confirms that the average police officer speaks to Black drivers in a “more disrespectful tone” during a typical traffic stop than they do to white drivers.