More Police Officers or Less Toxic Stress?

This is the third in our series of posts related to the civil unrest in Charlotte after the shooting death of an African American man by a police officer and news that Chicago will hire up to 1,000 new police officers due to an unprecedented increase in murders and violence.
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Bad People Not to Blame; Poverty is the Culprit

In response to the civil unrest in Charlotte after the shooting death of an African American man by a police officer and news that Chicago will hire up to 1,000 new police officers due to an unprecedented increase in murders and violence, three Alliance for Strong Families and Communities staff share their perspectives and their calls to action for the social sector.
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If Not Us, Who?

After witnessing the civil unrest in Charlotte after the shooting death of an African American man by a police officer, and then hearing the news that in Chicago they will hire up to 1,000 new police officers due to an unprecedented increase in murders and violence, I felt compelled to provide a perspective.

But with a wealth of expertise at the Alliance, I have asked Undraye Howard, vice president of the Alliance's Center on Leadership, and Jennifer Jones, director of child and family systems innovation, to offer their perspectives as well.
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This is the Time: Take Action on Family First Prevention Services Act

This is the week to pass the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). Email your senators today.

After months of providing input into the legislation and discussing draft concepts, followed by several weeks of energized discourse over the bill since it passed in the House in June, the bill must move before Congress leaves for fall recess this Friday. If it doesn’t, $400 million is lost from the financing package as of Oct. 1, which would effectively kill the bill. … more

Founder of Largest Gang Intervention, Rehabilitation Organization to Address National Conference

Founder and executive director of the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world, Father Gregory Boyle will address the 2016 Alliance National Conference as the closing keynote on Friday, Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. … more

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