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DC Ideas Fest: Elevating Community Voices in Policing

A recent Urban Institute report found that in high-crime, low-income neighborhoods in six cities, confidence in police is low, but respect for the law remains strong. Researchers will talk about participatory research that would tell us how our community sees law enforcement, and representatives from the community will explore how that research—coupled with their own experiences—could help us work toward strong and trusting relationships between DC residents and local police. Nancy La Vigne, director of the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, will moderate this discussion.


Speakers include: 

  • Sade Adeeyo, research associate, Urban Institute 
  • Robert Contee, patrol chief, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
  • Aiyi'nah Ford, executive director, The Future Foundation
  • Nancy La Vigne, director, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute (moderator)

For inquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected].

Date & Time Saturday, May 6, 2017
Carnegie Library 801 K St NW
The Map Room
Washington , DC , 20001
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