Community Safety and Police Accountability
The Campaign for Community Safety and Police Accountability (CCSPA) works to challenge the racism inherent in the city of Oakland’s policing practices and fights to hold officers accountable to the community they serve by documenting and validating incidents of police misconduct and organizing community members to advocate for more responsive and accountable police practices.
Oakland Needs Effective Police Oversight!
It's time to create an effective means to hold the Oakland Police Department accountablefor performance delivery and to lessen the outrageous amounts of money in pay outs for police misconduct that robs Oakland of vital resources needed for services.
Rashidah at Forum on police community relations
On February 22nd, Rashidah was invited to participate in a forum on police community relations hosted by the Oakland Black Officer's Association, Children's Defense Fund, and the Brotherhood of Elders Network, convened by David Muhammad and attended by many prominent civic leaders.
The discussion ranged from topics like Cease Fire to community policing and recruitment and retention. Many speakers related their own personal experiences growing up in Oakland with the police and the problem of perception about police in many flatland neighborhoods.
PUEBLO offers training in restorative justice
Introductions –greetings, group guidelines, building rapport activity
• What is restorative justice and it’s practice
• What are the procedures of a circle process
• Introducing childhood trauma concepts in the area of discipline verses punishment and guilt and shame
• Closing activity
(1st Week Goals building trust/relationships- understanding restorative justice practices-and some childhood trauma concepts to ease into week 2)
2nd Week February 15, 2014 (10:00am – 4:00pm)
• Group Activity
• Understanding Childhood Trauma
• Core Belief system
• Defense Mechanism/Distorted Thinking Patterns
• Creating Empathy/ Victim Awareness (Crime Survivor shares story)
• Closing Activity
2nd Week February 18, 2014 (6pm – 8pm)
• Group Circle Process
(2nd Week Goals- recognizing harm and causative factors of behavior patterns as well recognizing how harm impact others)
3rd Week February 22, 2014 (10:00am – 4pm)
• Facilitation Techniques and Skill
• Building and Conducting Circles
3rd Week February 25, 2014 (6:00pm – 8:00pm)
• Group Circle Process
(3rd Week Goals – for Pueblo members to receive basic facilitation skills to conduct circles)
About Community Safety and Police Accountability
Advocating for more responsive and accountable police practices.