Safe Streets/Strong Communities

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Safe Streets/Strong Communities is a community-based organization that campaigns for a new criminal justice system in New Orleans, one that creates safe streets and strong communities for everyone, regardless of race or economic status. The group specifically works to end abuse and corruption within the New Orleans Police Department, inside the Orleans Parish Prison Complex and within the Louisiana court system—problems that have existed before, during and after Hurricane Katrina.

CCR is currently organizing an expert hearing panel to examine the role of policing in the reconstruction of New Orleans with Safe Streets/Strong Communities. The hearing will take place on October 27, 2007 in New Orleans and is designed to provide testimony from advocates, public policy experts, and members of the community regarding how law enforcement practices and policies are blocking the right of return and interrupting the rebuilding process for low income communities of color in a number of areas.

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