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Cleveland Police Commission seeking youths, young adults to join reform-oriented work group

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Posted at 3:28 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 15:28:06-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Police Commission (CPC) is looking to find members of a group to help reform and reshape policing practices throughout the city moving forward.

The group, The Leaders of Tomorrow, helps represent the views of youths and young adults based upon experiences with the Cleveland Division of Police.

Members of the group voice their thoughts, opinions, and personal stories about issues they and other young members of the community face in regards to interactions with Cleveland police with the goal of improving policies to help police better support the communities they serve.

To qualify for the work group, individuals must be between the ages of 18 and 26, be a permanent resident of the city of Cleveland, be willing to make a two-year commitment to the group and attend in person or online meetings and events for a minimum of 10 hours per month.

Responsibilities of the members are as follows:

  • Attend retreat with CPC Commissioners and work group members.
  • Attend in person or online monthly work group meetings.
  • Attend events and professional conferences related to the work of the Commission including District Policing Meetings.
  • Attend one CPC facilitated workshop.
  • Develop policing policy recommendations based on experience, research and deliberation for consideration by appointed CPC Commissioners.
  • Deliver a culminating presentation to the Commission and the Cleveland community on how the work group’s work has contributed towards building positive relationships between youth and police.

To learn more about joining The Leaders of Tomorrow work group, click here.

Applications are due on Oct. 31.