PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF THE POLICE
Police reform has taken center stage in the presidential campaign and across the nation. But what do Americans actually think about the police? On October 7, the Council hosted a discussion featuring two public opinion experts, John Gramlich of the Pew Research Center and Gallup’s Steve Crabtree, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Lowery, author of a book about police violence and racial justice.
STATEMENTS FROM COUNCIL LEADERS
With the push for police reform intensifying, CCJ leaders are sharing their ideas about the importance of this moment and how law enforcement agencies can collaborate with policymakers and communities to ensure safer outcomes for all citizens.
WASHINGTON POST PARTNERSHIP: RACE IN AMERICA
During an event on June 10, 2020 co-hosted by CCJ and the Washington Post, DeRay Mckesson, co-founder of Campaign Zero, and Charles Ramsey, former police chief in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, discussed the meaning of defunding the police, the importance of addressing union contracts, and the role of law enforcement in modern society.
Watch the recap and read the key takeaways.
With nationwide calls for police reform, Council trustee and economist Jennifer Doleac takes an in-depth look at relevant research, including a promising police recruitment tool used in Chattanooga, TN, and a procedural justice training program for officers in Chicago.
CCJ LEADERS IN THE NEWS
Council members are among the nation’s top experts, innovators, and influencers in the criminal justice field – and a frequent resource for journalists and the media.
Read what our leaders are saying.