Learning Communities for Policing Alternatives

CPE and The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center are hosting a joint series of Learning Communities for Policing Alternatives, with participants from 21 jurisdictions, from Amherst, MA to Sacramento, CA, from Redmond, WA to Huntsville, AL.

CPE's involvement in this vital effort is part of our community empowerment program, Unlocking Democracy, a suite of community-centered resources rooted in the understanding that government of, by, and for the people rests on a foundation of shared responsibility, mutual trust, and bedrock safety.

Designed to support stakeholders working to establish more equitable public safety systems, the Learning Communities are structured to assist interdisciplinary teams seeking to implement alternatives to policing, and each centers on a different area of concern:

Crisis Systems
Enhancing crisis system alternatives through public health and community-centered approaches.

Policing Alternatives to Traffic Safety
Building traffic safety systems that are less reliant on police enforcement and deliver safety for everyone on the road.

Community Violence Intervention
Creating and supporting community violence intervention programs as alternatives to law enforcement.

School-Based Diversion
Enhancing school-based diversion through public health and youth-centered approaches.


Each Learning Community consists of five modules that build on each other to support participants in implementing emergent best practices and documenting the process and outcomes of their efforts. Participants receive peer-to-peer support and guidance from national experts, as well as practical guidance and troubleshooting from technical assistance providers.

Contact CPE to learn more about each Learning Community or other opportunities to receive assistance in piloting alternatives to law enforcement in your community by contacting us below.

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