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  • CitiesSpeak

NLC Senior Consultant Jack Calhoun lays out four steps city leaders can take to build stronger, safer and more caring communities by building links between police and faith-based organizations.

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photo - How Law Enforcement and the Faith Community Can Work Together for Cities
photo - How Law Enforcement and the Faith Community Can Work Together for Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

An attempt to shift the federal responsibility of enforcing federal immigration laws to local governments is an unfunded mandate that diverts critical resources from local government programs.

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photo - The Federal Government Needs to Fix the Immigration System — Not Cities
photo - The Federal Government Needs to Fix the Immigration System — Not Cities
  • CitiesSpeak

This resource, presented to city leaders at NLC’s City Summit in Pittsburgh, offers a wealth of information to help municipal officials build stronger police-community relationships.

This is a guest post by Jack…

Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
  • CitiesSpeak

As part of our efforts to promote professional development among city leaders, each week we’ll be featuring a new TED Talk focused on cities, community issues or local government. In this week’s talk, Baltimore Police officer Lt. Colonel Melvin…

  • CitiesSpeak

These cities are proving that progress is possible when dialogues are sustained over time and a wide range of stakeholders are included to create opportunities for healing.

This is a guest post by Aileen Carr.

The National League of…

pittsburgh
pittsburgh
  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders must step up to take the lead with their police departments and community members to address racial inequities in their respective cities and towns.

Last year, NLC launched the REAL (Race, Equity And Leadership) initiative…

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real leon
  • CitiesSpeak

First-hand knowledge of the pain caused by broken communities, combined with a theology of reconciliation, means that the faith community can play an increasingly important role in helping to effect police/community trust.

Faith…

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police
  • CitiesSpeak

Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services.

This is…

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la police
  • CitiesSpeak

In the past year we have witnessed a complete shift with many police departments today embracing data transparency as the foundation to enhancing – or, in some cases, restoring – trust.

This is a guest post by Kara…

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  • Case Studies & Practices

In an effort to apply restorative justice in cases where police officers and other parts of the criminal justice system coerced confessions from individuals held in custody, the City of Chicago in May 2015 established a reparations fund.