Building Strong Relationships between Youth and Police
The Way Forward: Alumni and Faculty Discuss Police Reform will advance the conversation on police reform by featuring Rutgers alumni and faculty who have been on the front lines of the issue for years. They will discuss their experience with reforming police departments, building relationships between youth and police, reducing crime, and engaging with communities.
In the first event in the series, Everette Penn LC’91, a professor of race and crime and criminology at the University of Houston–Clear Lake, will talk about building relationships between youth and police, particularly in the current environment.
Penn is the cofounder and director of the Teen And Police Service, or TAPS, Academy in Houston, which strives to improve relations between young people and police.
Nyeema Watson, associate chancellor for civic engagement at Rutgers University–Camden, will moderate the discussion. Attendees will be able to ask questions afterward.