Wed, Apr 14|
We Are the Prey: Racial Profiling and Policing of Youth in New Bedford
Time & Location
Apr 14, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
About the event
The YWCA and fellow co-sponsors are pleased to host a community conversation where Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) will launch the report, "We Are the Prey: Racial Profiling and Policing of Youth in New Bedford." Analyzing New Bedford Police Department data, the report documents how the NBPD targets young people of color in lower-income neighborhoods in a white-majority city.
The report contains recommendations from CfJJ and from New Bedford youth to reform policing in the city, including in the areas of racial profiling, gang database, and school policing. The report release will be followed by an open dialogue for all attendees to explore and discuss the report's findings and next steps.