Whose Streets? Building Safe Communities for All - Criminal Justice Law Review Symposium Session 2

October 26, 2020 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

What might public safety look like 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 legal obstacles to creating new forms of response to public safety incidents that are safe and effective for all.  

Session 2: Home

Unpredictable, dangerous, and unfortunately common, incidents of intimate partner and family violence are frequently cited as an obstacle to reducing the police presence in a community. However, recent research by the CDC and others suggests that tough on crime approaches to intimate partner violence are less effective at reducing intimate partner violence than programs that provide early violence intervention, prenatal care, shelter, employment, free preschool, and even green spaces. Yet it is still difficult to imagine a safe alternative response to a dynamic situation where violence has been reported, and victims and intervenors may be in danger of immediate, serious harm. This panel brings together experts to discuss what is at stake and what alternatives can and will work.

Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove, California State Assembly
Mariah Monsanto, BYP100 She Safe, We Safe Campaign
Lisa Sangoi, Movement for Family Power
Dean Allison Korn, UCLA Law, Moderator


This virtual event is free and open to the public.