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The Community Resource Hub for Safety & Accountability works to ensure all people have access to resources and tools to advocate for systems change and accountability in law enforcement.

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The School Girls Deserve

Girls for Gender Equity

This report documents how girls and transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth of color are pushed out of school, uplifts their visions for the schools that they want and deserve and has policy and practice recommendations that school stakeholders can partake in to create schools that are holistic, safe and affirming for girls and TGNC youth of color.

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Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women From Sexual Violence in the USA

Amnesty International USA

For Native women, calling on law enforcement for protection from violence is often not seen as an option due to mistrust of law enforcement officials, given the US government’s continuing role as the perpetrator of genocide against Native peoples, as well as its ongoing failure to take action to protect reservation-based Native women from violence at the hands of non-Indians.

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Policing Native Women & Native Two Spirit and Trans People

INCITE!

Native peoples’ experiences of law enforcement violence are often completely erased from mainstream discussions of police brutality and immigrant rights. Yet, since the arrival of the first colonists on this continent, Native women and Native Two Spirit, transgender and gender nonconforming people have been subjected to untold violence at the hands of U.S. military forces, as well as local, state and federal law enforcement. This toolkit provides examples and detail of the mistreatment of Native peoples at the hands law enforcement and further resources on the topic.

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Advisory Concerning the Chicago Police Department’s Predictive Risk Models

Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Chicago has shut down the use of predictive policing models known as the Strategic Subject List (SSL) and Crime and Victimization Risk Model (CVRM). The general areas of concern in the PTV risk model program include: the unreliability of risk scores and tiers; improperly trained sworn personnel; a lack of controls for internal and external access; interventions influenced by PTV risk models which may have attached negative consequences to arrests that did not result in convictions; and a lack of a long-term plan to sustain the PTV models.

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A Field Experiment on Community Policing and Police Legitimacy

Kyle Peyton, Michael Sierra-Arévalo, David G. Rand (Yale University)

Repeated instances of police violence against unarmed civilians have drawn worldwide attention to the contemporary crisis of police legitimacy. Community-oriented policing (COP), which encourages positive, nonenforcement contact between police officers and the public, has been widely promoted as a policy intervention for building public trust and enhancing police legitimacy. To date, however, there is little evidence that COP actually leads to changes in attitudes toward the police. Researchers conducted a randomized trial with a large urban police department and found that positive contact with police—delivered via brief door-to-door nonenforcement community policing visits—substantially improved residents’ attitudes toward police, including legitimacy and willingness to cooperate. These effects remained large in a 21-day follow-up and were largest among nonwhite respondents.

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A Randomized Control Trial Evaluating the Effects of Police Body-Worn Cameras

David Yokum, Anita Ravishankar, Alexander Coppock (Brown University)

Police departments are adopting body-worn cameras in hopes of improving civilian–police interactions. In a large-scale field experiment (2,224 officers of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC), researchers randomly assigned officers to receive cameras or not. They tracked subsequent police behavior for a minimum of 7 months using administrative data. Results indicate that cameras did not meaningfully affect police behavior on a range of outcomes, including complaints and use of force. This report conclude that the effects of cameras are likely smaller than many have hoped.

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