New York, June 19, 2017—John Jay College is pleased to announce a generous gift from the Arthur and Patricia Hill Foundation to support the Leadership in Empowering Advocates Program (LEAP), through the Center for Policing Equity, led by Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff… Read more here.
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’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.
(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.
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