The Schubert Center for Child Studies will host an event titled “From Strategies to Solutions – Cleveland’s Evolving Story of Improving Youth & Police Interactions” Tuesday, April 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center, ballroom A.
This forum will highlight multiple efforts undertaken to make systemic improvements in how police officers engage with children since the fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and the subsequent consent decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Cleveland Division of Police.
Local leaders in law enforcement and community organizations, along with the Schubert Center Policy Director, will join Lisa Thurau, executive director of Strategies for Youth, to discuss how this work has evolved.
Panelists will be:
Amanda King, founder of Shooting Without Bullets;
Michael Walker, executive director of the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland; and
A Cleveland Division of Police representative.
The panel will explore:
Police training on adolescent development and implications for practice;
Educating youth on their encounters with police;
Strengthening community-police partnerships;
Adopting a youth-specific police policy to ensure an age-appropriate approach; and