Criminal Justice

Mission: To eradicate the effects of institutional racism in our criminal justice system through advocacy, direct action and education.

Goal #1

The City of Rockford will create a racially diverse Civilian Review Board by 2021 made up of non-police members to provide input related to investigations resulting from police action.

Goal #1A

After the Civilian Review Board is established, there will be support for the Board to ensure its success until 2023.

Goal #2

To reduce by 20%, racial disparities in stops by Winnebago County Police (City of Rockford, Sheriff, Park District and other private Police) and African Americans, Latinos and White people by incorporating Community Policing Tactics by 2023.

Goal #3

By January 2024, a Restorative Justice Community Court will be created & implemented in the Winnebago County Court system with the help & leadership of trained community circle-keepers, which includes a strong support system for offenders to help them take responsibility for & repair the harm they have done.

 
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How to Join

The Criminal Justice Team meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4 pm. If you are interested in learning more about the team or would like to attend a meeting, please contact Wendy Bennett.