Community Safety Challenges, Oversight and Reforms

February 7, 2021

Nine out of 10 calls for police are for nonviolent encounters.  Nationally, there’s talk about defunding the police and reallocating funds to social service agencies.  How can communities defuse low-level misdemeanors, keep more people out of jail, and improve racial relations? What’s happening locally? 

Speakers: Daniel Flannery, CWRU Professor and Director, Begun Center for Violence Prevention;  David Weiss, Mayor of Shaker Heights; Carole Ballard, Director, Education & Training, ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, Jeffrey DeMuth, Shaker Heights Police Chief.