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.
Our region’s substance use crisis exists at the intersection of public policy, public health, and criminal justice issues.
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.