We are plagued with stories about police corruption, poor tactics, excessive use of force and as such public outcry for change is louder than ever. As a result, many agencies have attempted quick fixes (e.g., increased accountability, de-escalation classes, cameras) that have not solved the problem. Additionally, there continues to be a debate about if officers should be warrior or guardians and these conversations tend to create division and foster extreme response options that perpetuate officer imbalance.
On Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EDT the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will be hosting an informational webinar on the Adjudication and Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement. The purpose of this webinar is to share information about the solicitation with interested applicants.
Reprising one of the most popular sessions from last year’s 8th National Community Prosecution Summit, Joy Repella, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney and Patrice O’Neill, CEO & Executive Producer of the Oakland, CA based non-profit, Not in Our Town, present February’s Final Friday’s webinar, “Prosecuting Hate Crimes”.