Join us as we engage in a consultative session with Councilman Cohen, Tisha Edwards, Bryonna Harris, Karen Webber, and Dr. Michael Sinclair to discuss how we make a systemic shift to prevent and address trauma city-wide and engage in collective healing at a personal and community level.
Please join the Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders for a conversation about alternative policing strategies for behavioral health. We will receive an overview of the behavioral health components of the Consent Decree, and discuss the potential alternatives needed in the system of care to promote diversion. We will hear from Crista Taylor, President and CEO of Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Terry Hickey, from the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and Lieutenant Colonel Monique Brown of the Baltimore City Police Department’s Neighborhood Patrol Division – the CPIC leaders.
Please join representatives from FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture who will share highlights of their work around rape culture, the intersections of sexual and domestic violence with other social justice issues, and the role of art in changing culture. Specifically, they will share their ongoing survivor organizing work in Baltimore, as well as their Spring 2019 Monument Quilt Display and Baltimore Convening.
All Maryland Philanthropy Network members are invited to hear from Roca’s leadership team as they provide an overview of the organization’s progress to date about their work to replicate a violence intervention model with some of Baltimore’s highest risk 16-24 year olds.
Join us to meet some local leaders working on this issue. We’ll hear about Baltimore Ceasefire from Marylander of the Year, Erricka Bridgeford, and “We Speak Up,” a collaborative effort between Mothers of Murdered Sons and Daughters United, Metro-Crime Stoppers and the local faith community whose goal is fight the anti-snitching culture in Baltimore.
By the end of 2017, Baltimore suffered 343 homicides, a new record for killings per capita. This continues a troubling trajectory; overall violent crime between 2012 to 2017 is up 9.8 percent. Most categories of violent crime either increased or stayed about the same, with the biggest percentage growths in homicides, shootings and robberies. Join expert researchers to learn about violence as a health crisis and research-based best practices around reducing violence. We’ll also discuss how these practices are (or could be) implemented in Baltimore.
Since July 2015, Kevin Davis has served as Police Commissioner for Baltimore City.
Police reform is an issue that intersects with nearly every focus issue of our philanthropic community. This is one in a series of programs that will engage community and justice professionals in deepening funder understanding of the reform processes underway, the barriers to reform and the potential impacts on the issues and investment areas that are the focus of our funding community.
Join Cara Sullivan, Policy and Planning Chief for the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention, to hear how they are focusing on improving outcomes for those involved with the criminal justice system. It will lead an effort announced by Governor Hogan to examine the legal, regulatory and administrative barriers an individual faces if he or she has a criminal conviction.
Maryland Philanthropy Network members are invited to a follow-up conversation with Police Commissioner Kevin Davis about two mental health related issues: how the mental health needs of the police force itself are addressed; and how officers are equipped to address the mental health needs of people they encounter.