UpClose with Eddie Bocanegra

EDDIE BOCANEGRA Senior Director, READI ChicagoMember, CCJ Board of Trustees Eddie Bocanegra discusses the challenges his organization faces as it works to reduce urban gun violence, his optimism given the diverse set of leaders now engaged on the problem, and how his experience as a formerly incarcerated person shapes his perspective.

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UpClose with Cynthia Lum

CYNTHIA LUM Professor, George Mason UniversityDirector, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Our video feature this month spotlights Dr. Cynthia Lum, professor of Criminology, Law and Society and director of George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. A leading authority on evidence-based policing, and a member of CCJ’s Task Force on Policing, Dr. Lum discussed what…

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Reducing Violence, Restoring Confidence

Facing COVID-19, a series of Council on Criminal Justice web events, features leaders on the front lines of protecting public safety, public health, and justice as the criminal justice system responds to the coronavirus pandemic. Facing COVID-19 in the Community took place on May 12, 2020.

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Task Force Highlights Five Priorities for Reforms to Reduce Police Use of Excessive Force, Boost Accountability

Expert panel identifies changes most likely to deliver results For Immediate ReleaseMay 20, 2021Contact: Caitlin Kizielewicz | caitlin@counciloncj.org | 412-554-0074 WASHINGTON, D.C. – National training standards, duty-to-intervene policies, and a federal registry of decertified officers top the list of urgent changes needed to reduce racially biased policing, limit use of force, and restore trust between law enforcement and…

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UpClose with Dan Meyer

DAN MEYER Founder and CEO, Nehemiah Manufacturing Co. In 2009, Dan co-founded Nehemiah Manufacturing Co., whose mission is to build brands, create jobs, and change lives through employment and whole life coaching in the urban heart of Cincinnati. Six years later, Dan led a group that joined with other businesses in providing critically needed jobs…

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Statements on the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial

Adam GelbCCJ President and CEO George Floyd should be alive today. What happened to him should never have happened.  No verdict can bring back his life, or erase the pain that his death has caused his family and the country, especially Black Americans. Nor can the decision in an individual case resolve the deep, fundamental…

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Task Force Backs Series of Reforms to Boost Policy Accountability for Excessive Force, Other Misconduct

Expert panel says increased government oversight, body-worn cameras, and national database of decertified officers are key to enhance accountability, transparency For Immediate ReleaseApril 15, 2021Contact: Caitlin Kizielewicz | caitlin@counciloncj.org | 412-554-0074 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Justice should dramatically expand its capacity to investigate police misconduct and propose and enforce reforms, the Council on Criminal Justice Task…

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Task Force Statement on Derek Chauvin Trial

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 29, 2021Contact: Caitlin Kizielewicz | caitlin@counciloncj.org | 412-554-0074 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The death of George Floyd highlighted enduring problems with American policing, including the crucial need for officers to intervene when witnessing the use of excessive force or other misconduct by peers. The culture in some police departments discourages officers from speaking up…

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