Office of Mayor William Peduto
Community Meeting Thursday On National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 18, 2015) The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is holding a community convening Thursday in East Liberty to discuss its national project on police-community relations. The event is open to the public.
The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is a three-year, $4.75 million project funded by the Department of Justice and announced by former Attorney General Eric Holder. Its goal is to improve relationships and increase trust between communities and the criminal justice system, as well as to advance the public and scholarly understandings of the issues contributing to those relationships.
Pittsburgh was one of six “pilot sites” selected for the National Initiative in March. At this convening, National Initiative officials will introduce the goals and methods of the project. They will also explain how members of the public can participate more directly in this historic initiative, and how through research and community collaboration we can begin to rebuild trust.
The public event is scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Kingsley Association (6435 Frankstown Ave., Pittsburgh, 15206).
A 14-page briefing packet on the project is available here.
Monday, May 18, 2015
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