Police/Youth Collaboration

Imani & Sergeant Boehm

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Everett continues to bring Providence police and youth together to create bonds of understanding between the two groups and reduce negative stereotyping on both sides.

 

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In this work, we gather stories from the youth and police’s real experiences in order to create simulations that demonstrate how to de-escalate conflicts. Our program is modeled after the successful hospital simulation program that has been used for decades to train doctors and nurses how to effectively communicate with patients.

Police/Youth Collaboration

Sal Reconciliation

Sal Non-violence Workshop

This past summer Everett, in partnership with Sal Monteiro, Director of Training at the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence, ran a two-week intensive workshop with over twenty community youth to teach them the acting, emotional intelligence and non-violence skills needed for this work. We are currently meeting with police to plan the next phase of the work, and hope to bring trainings to the police training academy and local middle and high schools in the near future. 

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The Otto H. York foundation has generously provided seed money for this collaboration, stating that they see it as a potential national model. The Police/Youth Collaboration was also one of five finalists in the 2016 Rhode Island Foundation Innovation Fellowship.

Over Agree Police Scene