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Policing and Social Justice Public Forum

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6 pm

Facebook Live

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This event will be live-streamed at www.Facebook.com/VillageofRiverForest

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Please click here to read the Resolution Affirming the Village of River Forest’s Principles Regarding the Relationship Between the Community and Law Enforcement

The River Forest Police Department will be hosting Policing and Social Justice Public Forums via Facebook Live on June 24, 2020 at 6:00 PM and July 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Members of the Department will be available to discuss the themes listed below.

Forum Themes:

  • Services the Police Department provides to the community.
  • The makeup and composition of the Department.
  • Training the Department receives on diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
  • Training the Department receives in Use of Force, De-escalation, and the changing roles and responsibilities of a Police Officer.
  • The Department’s monitoring and measurement of the application and effectiveness of training.
  • The Department’s response to citizen complaints and the role of the Internal Affairs process.
  • Understanding existing state criminal statutes that may disproportionately affect underrepresented community members.
  • Existing alternative to arrest programs and development of enhanced programs to reduce the challenges for vulnerable populations.
  • Description of the process of how individuals move through the Criminal Justice System.
  • Responsibilities of the State’s Attorney’s Office, Chief Judge’s Office, the Cook County Department of Corrections, and the Illinois Department of Corrections.
  • Opportunities for the Police Department to continue and improve on community engagement and partnerships, plus to share best practices in interactions with police in public, at home, or in vehicles.

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