Community Engagement Initiative
The Community Engagement Initiative, carried out in partnership with Strategic Policy Partnership, the Chicago Police Department, the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA), aims to give community members a meaningful voice in how their neighborhoods are policed. For the past months we have worked to set the groundwork for this initiative, including gathering data on each of the CPD’s twenty-two districts, and working with the CPD and GAPA to develop criteria for picking districts.
This will be the first attempt at implementing a neighborhood policing model at a district-wide level. This, combined with a uniquely robust community engagement plan, will set this project (and the pilot districts) apart from any of the policing reform work being done in the city.
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