Reimagining Policing: Procedural Policing to Procedural Justice

Reimagining Policing: Procedural Policing to Procedural Justice

Relational policing is at an inflection point. The public’s trust and confidence in this vital institution of democracy is suffering. This has had a corrosive impact on police morale and has sparked public protests in Charlottesville and Albemarle County – and, indeed, in communities across the nation. At this critical moment, there is an opportunity to reimagine policing in an intentional, inclusive, equitable, and more just way. This requires meaningful engagement from a cross-section of stakeholders.

On August 19-20, 2021, the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will bring together a cross-section of community leaders and engaged citizens for a workshop to learn about and consider new pathways forward for policing on Grounds, in Charlottesville, and across Albemarle County. This workshop, entitled “Reimagining Policing: Procedural Policing to Procedural Justice,” will take an interactive and collaborative approach to co-design policies and practices that improve relational policing. It answers the call to be proactive, in a co-active or collaborative way, in addressing problems that impact the co-production of public safety, public order, and community well-being. 

The workshop will be co-led by Dr. RaShall Brackney, Chief of the Charlottesville Police Department, and Dr. Brian N. Williams, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School. In addition, a group of leading scholars and practitioners will present on the history, policy, and current challenges in policing. This program is being organized by BattenX, the Batten School’s executive education and lifelong learning initiative. 

Participants in this workshop will include local public officials, police officers and administrators, community leaders, students, and engaged citizens. It is designed to provide a safe and brave space for communication among community stakeholders, between the public and its public servants, and across individual, institutional, and organizational divides. 

Those who complete this workshop will:

  • Gain knowledge about the history of policing in the local community, present challenges, and proposed pathways for the future
  • Acquire the skills necessary to be an effective leader in the co-production of public safety, public order, and community well-being
  • Expand their professional network by developing relationships with a cross-section of community leaders and engaged citizens

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day of the workshop. Additional meals, as well as travel and lodging, are the responsibility of each participant.

Program Type
Workshop

Program Fee
$495

Credential
Certificate of Completion

Mode of Instruction
Hybrid (in-person preferred)