The Birmingham Police Department was holding successful listening sessions, but wanted to engage community members with lower levels of trust in police…
The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice (NI) was a project funded by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2014 to improve relationships and increase trust between communities and police. In addition, the NI sought to advance the public and scholarly understandings of the issues contributing to those relationships. The NI consisted of three pillars: Procedural Justice, Implicit Bias, and Police-Community Reconciliation.
In August 2019, the Urban Institute published an evaluation of the NI. Public opinion surveys conducted by the Urban Institute demonstrated that procedural justice and implicit bias training, when combined with frank engagements between communities and police that address past and present harm and inform policy and practice changes, improve police-community relations. The outcome of the NI is a successful framework to increase police legitimacy, which is a key element in improving public safety.
Throughout 2018, the Gary Police Department began using new messaging to community members to reinforce connections between its police-community trust-building efforts and violence reduction…
As part of its youth intervention, the Fort Worth Police Department hosted a peer exchange on a training curriculum developed by its procedural…
The Stockton Police Department in California has piloted a community input process for new departmental policy. On August 3, 2017, the department convened its Community
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has made it a priority to improve service to immigrant and refugee communities. In July 2018, they held a…
Case Study: A Native American Young Women’s Mentoring Program Created by Minneapolis Police Officers
Minneapolis Police Department Community Resource Officers created the “Oshki-ikwewag Mino-Bimaadizii” mentoring program, which translates in the Ojibwe language to “Young women leading a good…
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NNSC directed the DOJ’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice in six cities nationwide; including Minneapolis. Despite promising project results, the hard work