The National Initiative
The Stockton Police Department is proud to have been selected as one of six national pilot sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice.
What is the National Initiative?
The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is a project to improve relationships and increase trust between communities and the criminal justice system and advance the public and scholarly understandings of the issues contributing to those relationships.
The National Initiative will combine existing and newly developed interventions informed by implicit bias, procedural justice, and reconciliation in six pilot sites around the country.
It will also develop and implement interventions for victims of domestic violence and other crimes, youth, and the LGBTQI community; conduct research and evaluations; and establish a national clearinghouse where information, research, and technical assistance are readily accessible for law enforcement, criminal justice practitioners, and community leaders.
How was Stockton selected?
In selecting pilot sites, the National Initiative team considered a list of factors such as geographic diversity, jurisdiction size, ethnic and religious composition, and population density.
The team also considered each site’s willingness and capacity to engage in the three-pronged approach of the National Initiative, history of social tensions, level of violence, economic conditions, police department size, and historical strategies for addressing procedural fairness, implicit bias, and reconciliation at the local level.
To learn more about the National Initiative, use the following link.