Whose Streets? Building Safe Communities for All - Criminal Justice Law Review Symposium Session 1

October 19, 2020 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

What might public safety look with decreased reliance on police? Join the Criminal Justice Law Review and the Criminal Justice Program for a symposium series on emerging community-centered alternatives that are taking hold amidst calls to defund the police. Each week, a panel of scholars, policymakers, lawyers, and activists will look at an iconic neighborhood space--the street, the home, and the school--and explore the possibilities and challenges of creating innovative public safety responses that are safe and effective for all.

Session 1: Street
In this first session, we will examine to what extent neighborhood-driven safety models could replace the police's most visible activity—street-level patrols. Are there better ways to handle "quality of life" crimes than citations and arrests? What other institutions could enforce traffic safety violations? What changes are needed in legal regimes to allow for alternatives to take root? This panel brings together speakers to grapple with these questions.

Ronda Goldfein, Safehouse
Farhang Heydari, The Policing Project at NYU Law
Prof. Sunita Patel, UCLA Law, Moderator


This virtual event is free and open to the public.Contact: cjlr@lawnet.ucla.edu