Community Engagement

CPE offers, amplifies, and advocates for solutions that center the expertise, priorities, and safety of Black and Brown communities. Through our community engagement work, CPE is focused on undoing the impact of White Supremacy and placing power in the hands of those most impacted by inequitable public safety systems. 

We work collaboratively with vulnerable communities to provide partnerships, products, and services that support their advocacy efforts, reduce harm done to their communities, and empower them to redesign their public safety systems.


Communities are already exploring ways to redesign traffic enforcement, violence prevention, and resolving neighborhood disputes. However, much of the dialogue, policy, and practice around these models is fairly new. CPE has partnered with The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center on its Learning Communities for Policing Alternatives initiative. 

This series of virtual Learning Communities will assist interdisciplinary teams who are seeking to implement, sustain, and evaluate policing alternatives in one or more of the following four areas: Policing Alternatives to Traffic Safety, School-based Diversion, Crisis Systems, and Community Violence Intervention