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Selective De-Policing: Operationalizing Concrete Reforms

A Presentation by the Stanford Law and Policy Lab
Selective De-Policing - Policy Lab Report (Cover)
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Online - RSVP for Zoom link

Students from a recent Stanford Law School policy practicum, sponsored by the Stanford Center for Racial Justice and the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, will be presenting their findings from a recent report on public safety reforms, developed in association with the African American Mayors Association (AAMA). Their presentation, which will focus on traffic and school safety, will begin at 11-11:30AM, April 30th 2021.

We encourage city staff and the general public to join for the presentation and dialogue. More information about the report is below and in the attached link.

“Faculty and students in the policy practicum Selective De-Policing: Operationalizing Concrete Reforms, aided by a unique partnership with the African American Mayors Association (AAMA), detail some of the most successful attempts at “selective de-policing” in the country and offer recommendations for alternatives to armed police interventions that have shown promising results, and often savings to communities—in both city budgets and public safety. The practicum was co-taught by Ralph Richard Banks, Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law and faculty director of the Stanford Center for Racial Justice (SCRJ); Robert Weissberg, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law, associate dean for curriculum, and faculty co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC); David A. Sklansky, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and SCJC faculty co-director; and Debbie Mukamal, SCJC executive director.

Research began in September last year and finished with the report Safety Beyond Policing: Promoting Care Over Criminalization, published April 2021. The report was presented to members of the AAMA in April and will be shared with local governments and law enforcement agencies in the state in the coming months.”

Read more about the practicum and report here.

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