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Logos: John Jay College, Cities United, My Brothers Keeper Alliance, Leadership ConferenceReimagine Public Safety Pledge Workshop: Transforming the Response to Crisis Calls for Service

On May 29th at 3:00pm EST, John Jay College’s Future of Public Safety Initiative will host the third in a series of six online workshops designed to support communities that have signed onto the Reimagine Public Safety Pledge, launched in April 2023, in partnership with Cities United and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, with support from the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. This upcoming webinar, Transforming the Response to Crisis Calls for Service, will highlight alternative modes of crisis response and share resources to prepare communities to fund alternative methods to public safety. The panel will feature leaders around the country who will offer guidance on creating and sustaining these alternatives, including:

  • Mayor Cassie Franklin (Everett, WA)
  • Tahir Duckett (Executive Director, Center for Innovations in Community Safety)
  • Steve Miccio (Chief Executive Officer, People USA)
  • Joshua Reeves (Alternative First Response Consultant)

This workshop is focused on supporting the pledge communities but is open to all who are interested.

Please register for the webinar here.

About the Reimagine Public Safety Pledge

This Pledge calls on mayors and local officials to invest in public safety strategies and programs that engage community partners to effectively address violence and crime in order to heal communities. Mayors who have already signed the Pledge represent rural, urban, and suburban communities from all parts of the country including West Virginia, Texas, New York, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, and others.

It is not too late to sign the Pledge, and we invite our partners in communities across the country to join us. Additional details about the pledge can be found here and you can reach out to Rebecca Atkinson, Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Future of Public Safety Initiative at with any questions about the pledge.

Everyone can support these efforts to reduce violence and create safe and healthy communities. Please join us in the important work of healing communities.

With gratitude,

Karol V. Mason
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.