The CRJ and its Community Advisory Board presented the second annual Race and Community Dialogue Series. This series is a CRJ Community Advisory Board led event and consists of three panel discussions exploring important topics on race and communities of color amid the pandemic and considerations post Covid-19.
This second forum was entitled “Race, Youth, and Police Relationships: A Strategy to Build Trust”. Guest panelists included two youth participants from Youth Police and Partnership; two youth participants from Teen Empowerment; Deputy Superintendent Lanita Cullinane, Bureau of Field Services, Boston Police Department; Lieutenant Mark Gillespie, MBTA Transit Police; and Lieutenant April Amaral, Community Policing Unit, Newport, Rhode Island Police Department.
This discussion was moderated by Mr. Ricardo Jean Noelle, Director of Youth and Police Partnership and Mr. Asberry Lawton, Graduate and Teaching Assistant at the Boston Day and Evening Academy.