Category Archives: Grants

Ford and Atlantic Funds Back Policing Center’s Move to N.Y.

A prominent research institute focused on police-community relations will move from the University of California at Los Angeles to New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice with $2.5 million in support from the Ford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies, writes The New York Times. Established a decade ago at UCLA, the Center for Policing Equity has started collaborating with police departments around the country to track and compare statistics on stops, use of force, and other controversial law-enforcement behavior. Continue reading here. 

UCLA Center for Policing Equity to relocate to New York

UCLA’s research center that works with police departments to reduce racial profiling and other issues will relocate to New York following an endowment of $2.5 million.

UCLA psychology professor Phillip Atiba Goff, who helped start the center in 2007, will also move to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York to occupy a professorship and lead the center, according to a press release. Read more here.

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Announces New Research Partnership with CPE, EEOC to Advance Diversity in Law Enforcement

(Washington, DC) — Today, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, announced a research partnership with the Center for Policing Equity to advance diversity in law enforcement through a Civil Rights Division-Equal Employment Opportunity Commission interagency effort.  Read Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Gupta’s full announcement here.

 

Denver Police Captain Tracie Keesee Will Direct National Initiative for Building Trust and Justice

As concern over racial profiling grew, in September, outgoing attorney general Eric Holder announced the creation of the Justice Department’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, a consortium of organizations that will use a $4.75 million federal grant to push for both research and results. “The events in Ferguson reminded us that we cannot allow tensions, which are present in so many neighborhoods across America, to go unresolved,” Holder said. “As law enforcement leaders, each of us has an essential obligation — and a unique opportunity — to ensure fairness, eliminate bias, and build community engagement.” That’s something that Tracie Keesee recognized more than a decade ago. Read more

Press Release: Nation’s First Police Profiling Database Awarded Grant by NSF

he Center for Policing Equity has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create the nation’s first police profiling database. Over 40 national law enforcement agencies from across the country have signed up to participate in this database that will standardize data collection across police departments.  This database will provide an opportunity to analyze and ultimately correct racial disparities where they can be found.

To read the full press release, click here.