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Reimagining Public Safety: First Convening Report  

On October 23, 2020, the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School and the Policing Project at New York University School of Law hosted a virtual convening of advocates, community leaders, policymakers, practitioners, and researchers to discuss what a reimagined public safety system should look like and how best to achieve it. Our conversation, summarized in this report, was geared toward identifying solutions and processes for implementing change. 

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Reimagining Public Safety: Second Convening Report 

On January 22, 2021, the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School and the Policing Project at New York University School of Law hosted the second virtual convening in a series to reimagine public safety in the United States. Our goal was to better understand how police view their public safety function and reimagining public safety, benefits of and hurdles to implementing alternative approaches, the role of other stakeholders in achieving public safety, and recommendations for how to improve outcomes on the ground.

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Convening of Minneapolis Community Leaders: Reimagining Public Safety

In April 2021, the Policing Project and the Minneapolis Foundation convened a group of 25 community leaders from Minneapolis for a foundational meeting of a collaborative effort to reimagine public safety. The group explored both immediate changes and long-term solutions for achieving effective, equitable public safety in all communities. 

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Disaggregating the Police Function

In Disaggregating the Policing Function, Policing Project Faculty Director Barry Friedman disaggregates what police officers are called upon to do daily into their constituent functions, asking in each instance: are force and law the appropriate responses, and if not, what are?

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Public health approaches to public safety in the United States: An overview of results from GLEPHA’s Envisaging the Future project

In the summer of 2020, the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (GLEPHA) launched a worldwide effort to identify and understand public safety approaches that leveraged the promise of public health frameworks and interventions. This article, co-authored by the Policing Project’s Maureen McGough and Katie Camp, describes initial results from an effort to identify programs applying public health approaches to meeting public safety needs and includes an assessment of current challenges.

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Community Engagement 

Public safety and public trust are mutually dependent – neither is sustainable without the other.  That’s why the successful reimagining of public safety requires meaningful, transparent, and ongoing engagement with residents in the design, implementation, and oversight of new strategies.

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Our Reimagining Glossary 

We have created a Glossary of frequently used terms in our Reimagining Public Safety materials