The Community Coalition’s work on police-community relations is a constant reminder of its focal goal to address safety, connections, trust, and wellness. Police are often primary sponsors of Community Coalition activities and one of the most visible and vocal presences at Coalition events. The Coalition maintains a proactive approach to building alternative spaces for police-community connection and exchange.
- Promote & coordinate positive police-community engagement events & activities.
- Expand resources to support community engagement activities.
Block parties, Walk as One events, forums and more are used to promote positive interactions with police.
Campaigns are utilized in an effort to promote and highlight positive police-community engagement.
Joint Trainings help influence positive relations between law enforcement, community members, and organizations.
CU Fresh Start
Aimed at deterring gun-violence in the community, CU Fresh Start was a community-led project that gave teens involved with gun violence a chance to choose a new path.
Teens involved in the program were asked to put down their guns in exchange for a case worker who could assess their needs and connect them with resources in the community.