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RTI International to host two events exploring innovative approaches to community safety and policing

Initial webinar will focus on mental health followed by a two-day symposium covering alternative responses strategies

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, is hosting two events in September focusing on innovative approaches to community safety and policing. These events will provide valuable insights into alternative response strategies and their impact on mental health and public safety.

Improving Community Safety: Mental Health Response Through Policing Partnerships Webinar

  • WHAT: 
    RTI virtual webinar featuring a panel discussion on the importance of improving community safety through mental health response strategies and innovative policing partnership. The discussion will highlight alternative response strategies, showcasing the Durham Community Safety Department and the Cohort of Cities Project as examples of data-driven approaches. Moderated by RTI policing expert Brian Aagaard, the panel will include a law enforcement practitioner, a behavioral health practitioner and experts from RTI specializing in justice system policies and public health reform.
  • WHEN:
    Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2-3 p.m. ET
    Webinar Registration - Zoom

Alternative Responses to Policing Symposium

  • WHAT:
    A two-day, in-person event convening a multi-disciplinary group of federal, state and city practitioners and policymakers dedicated to redefining community safety. The diverse lineup of sessions will address issues surrounding the implementation, sustainability and evaluation of alternative policing response strategies. View the full agenda and list of presenters.
  • WHEN: 
    Thursday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ET and Friday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: 
    RTI International
    Haynes Building, Dreyfus Auditorium
    3040 East Cornwallis Road
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
    Alternative Responses to Policing Symposium (alchemer.com)

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