Brief Community Voices: A Participatory Approach for Measuring Resident Perceptions of Police and Policing
Nancy G. La Vigne, Anamika Dwivedi, Cameron Okeke, Nkechi Erondu
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Community Voices, a participatory research project, aimed to change the ways residents are heard and police are held accountable. The central tenet of the project was that creating an authentic representation of community sentiment towards the police has the capacity to reshape power dynamics between law enforcement and marginalized communities. This brief provides an overview of the pilot of Community Voices in Austin, Texas, discusses its impact, and includes attachments that provide more extensive details about the findings and related products.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Policing and community safety
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center