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The Future of Policing: What Does it Mean for Our City?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Center for Law and Justice

Center for Law and Justice
Room 070
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Shadd Maruna, Dean of the School of Criminal Justice
Ryan P. Haygood, Esq., President and CEO of NJISJ
Jim Johnson, Board Member, NJISJ and Chair of NJ Communities Forward
Ras Baraka, Mayor of the City of Newark
US Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Attorney General
For more info:
Lori Scott-Pickens
(973) 353-3403

Please join us on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 for the New Jersey Communities Forward’s Newark Conversation Starters, hosted by the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark. On Wednesday, NJCF will bring together community members, leaders, law enforcement, and businesses to discuss: (1) police body cameras; (2) civilian review for policing and (3) the Federal Consent Decree in the City of Newark.

Following this discussion, participants will have an opportunity to break into smaller groups to focus on identifying changes in policing in the City of Newark.

New Jersey Communities Forward (NJCF), a not-for-profit project within the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, works to build a coalition for change on issues of criminal justice and economic opportunities. At its core, this work is building bridges for communication between groups in urban cities that have historically not spoken to each other. These conversations are not themselves an end, but are an important gateway towards a more durable set of relationships and sustainable community-based solutions.