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Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice Reform

Subcommittee on Law Enforcement / Criminal Justice Reform

Staff Leads: Jojo Liu + Nick Renfro
Chair: Luna Banuri

INTENTION
Elevating community voice to inform criminal justice policy and practice, with the goal of eliminating persistent racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system and addressing how criminal justice practices have affected communities of color and other historically marginalized communities.

 

Action Plan

 

Community voice in criminal justice policy

Create and sustain a mutually beneficial work model with communities affected by criminal justice policy to inform and influence policy and practice.

CODA Subcommittee

Strategic planning for the subcommittee, with an initial focus on process and performance transparency, in recognition of the reality that meaningful community participation relies upon up to date information on current programs and processes.

County Operations

Ensure CODA representation on Salt Lake County’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council and its workgroups.

 

Transparency in criminal justice process & performance

Create or support data sharing platforms that allow for easy to digest data on race and ethnicity at each decision point in the criminal justice process.

CODA Subcommittee

Review currently available data on race and ethnicity and make recommendations regarding additional data elements needed to evaluate disparities. Make recommendations for additional visualizations to help interpret data.

County Operations

Focused on strengthening levels of transparency that make data sharing accessible and easily understood by the community as it pertains to policy recommendations within the justice system.

 

Community involved policing

Interconnect with local governments to ensure local agencies like the Unified Police Department utilize community focused policies and practices, that ensure inclusive community safety, guided by the values of equity, transparency, and accountability.

CODA Subcommittee

Review current UPD training curriculum elements, community engagement efforts, and community oversight process. Make recommendations for changes aligned with the mandate of this subcommittee. Engage with local leaders to encourage the same with other local police departments.

County Operations

UPD will evaluate its current training curriculum, with the engagement and participation of leaders from communities of color. County will engage local leaders in discussions to address training and curriculum issues within their departments.

 

Address & account for bias

Review implicit bias training within SLCo's criminal justice-related agencies and make recommendations for improvements to define concrete steps toward eliminating the existence of conscious and unconscious systemic racial bias.

 

Comprehensive community safety

Identify and make measurable investments in built environments, economic opportunities and intervention services to remedy the inequities that tie directly to criminal justice.

CODA Subcommittee

Identify and review the existing performance metrics that drive budget decisions for criminal justice-related entities.

County Operations

Prepare staff interacting with the community with education and training, to break down questions on budget items, procedures, and related performance metrics to ensure accessibility by the community at large.

 

Youth and young adults

Address the experience of marginalized youth and young adults with law enforcement, and the justice system within the community and inside formal justice system. Ensure that age appropriate resources are available to ensure positive developmental needs of youth and young adults promoting accessibility and inclusion.

CODA Subcommittee

Identify and make recommendations for equity-centered priorities for the Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC).

County Operations

Create a Youth and Young Adult Workgroup under the Criminal Justice Advisory Council.

Mayor's Office of Diversity & Inclusion
2001 S State St  N2-100
Salt Lake City, UT 84190
Phone: (385) 468-7014
Email

Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Efren Corado Garcia ECGarcia@SLCo.org

Communication Intern, Chelsea Anowi

CAnowi@SLCo.org

CODA Cohort Manager, Lia Baez

LBaez@SLCo.org

Rising Young Leaders, Daniel Romero-Guerrero

DRomero-Guerrero@SLCo.org