A Conversation on:

Trust, Accountability, AND Community Safety

Toyota Center
February 25, 2024
3:45PM

Countdown to Building Bridges

Building Bridges:

Trust and Two-Way Accountability in Community SafetY

Toyota Center
February 25, 2024
3:45PM

Countdown to Building Bridges

Event Details

This event is hosted by the Center for Justice Research and co-sponsored by Grace-Mar, Houston Police Department, Afro-American Police Officers League, Black Law Enforcement Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, University Criminal Justice Association, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Ti Training, and 21st Century Research & Evaluations. The event features a high-profile panel of experts and community leaders who will share their experiences and dialogue focused on reconciliation. Additionally, local community members, including HBCU students, will get the opportunity to participate in police use-of-force situational scenarios using a virtual simulator provided by Ti Training. Ti Training will gift the simulator to the Center for Justice Research for ongoing community education. There will be time allotted for audience questions and discussion with panel members. Be on the lookout for this timely conversation on strengthening bonds of trust and understanding between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
 

Event Highlights

  • Re-examine your assumptions and biases through use-of-force simulators modelled on real-world scenarios
  • Gain perspective from a diverse panel spanning law enforcement leadership, racial justice advocates, community organizers, and the highest levels of government
  • Help shape the future of police-community relations in Houston and beyond
 
This is not just another talk shop. Through forthright dialogue, experiential learning, and a solutions-oriented approach, we will catalyze understanding and spark much-needed change.
 
Presented in Partnership with Leading Voices in Law Enforcement, Social Justice, Civic Engagement and Academia

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Panelists

Rodney Bryant, President.

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

Attorney Benjamin L. Crump

The Center for Justice, St. Thomas University Law School

Marta Diaz, Director.

District 18 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Chief Troy Finner

Houston Police Department

Randy B. Nelson, Ph.D.

21st Century Research & Evaluations, Inc.

Kimberley Robinson Alexander, Executive Director.

Moms of Black Boys United, Inc.

Alan Williams, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement / Intergovernmental Affairs.

Office of the Vice President, The White House

Moderator

Howard Henderson, Ph.D., Moderator,

TSU Center for Justice Research

AGENDA

Welcome 

Howard Henderson, Ph.D., TSU Center for Justice Research

Symposium Overview

Randy Nelson, Ph.D., 21st Century Research & Evaluations, Inc.

Simulator Gifting

Todd Brown, Vice President, Ti Training Inc.

Simulator Demonstration

Todd Brown / Randy B. Nelson, Ph.D.

Community Safety & Engagement
Panelists

Howard Henderson, Ph.D., Moderator, TSU Center for Justice Research

Rodney Bryant, President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives

Attorney Benjamin L. Crump, Center for Justice, St. Thomas University Law School

Marta Diaz, Director, District 18 League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Chief Troy Finner, Houston Police Department

Randy B. Nelson, Ph.D., 21st Century Research & Evaluations, Inc.

Kimberley Robinson Alexander, Executive Director, Moms of Black Boys United, Inc.

Alan Williams, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement / Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Vice President, The White House

Closing Remarks

TBA

Black Voices in Policing

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1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002