Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Ford, Atlantic Philanthropies Bring U.C.L.A. Center on Police-Community Ties to John Jay College
A national research center focused on interactions between the police and the communities they serve will open this summer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, with the college’s first endowed professor as its director.
Phillip Atiba Goff established the Center for Policing Equity at the University of California, Los Angeles, a decade ago, and it recently began collaborating with police departments around the country to standardize, track and compare statistics on law enforcement behavior, including stops and use of force.
A $1.5 million gift from the Ford Foundation and another $1 million from Atlantic Philanthropies are creating the endowment to bring Dr. Goff and the center to Manhattan. . .