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Safe and Civil City Program’s Third Community Conversation With Law Enforcement to Explore Courts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 29, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Rafi Hasan, Director, Safe and Civil City Program, Community and Family Resources Department, 812-349-3559, safeandcivil@bloomington.in.gov

Safe and Civil City Program's Third Community Conversation With Law Enforcement to Explore Courts

Bloomington, Ind. - The City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Program (S-CCP) will present the third program in the "Community Conversations with Law Enforcement" series, on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 401 N. Morton Street.

Since 2015, the Safe and Civil City Program has remained committed to hosting open discussions on community-policing, and criminal justice issues, through civil dialogue. This collaborative effort between residents, and law enforcement officials, serves to educate, inform, and empower the community as a way to build public confidence, and maintain trust in the justice system.

This third forum will highlight the role and the function of the courts. Moderated by Indiana University Maurer School of Law Professor Jeannine Bell and Tony Reilly from the Community Justice and Mediation Center, participants will have an opportunity to engage in a discussion with panel members and examine a fictitious case from the point of arrest to legal proceedings.

Panelists include representatives from the Monroe County Circuit Court, the Office of the Public Defender, Bloomington Police Department, Indiana University Police Department, Indiana State Police Department, and the Monroe County Sheriff's office.

"Community Conversations with Law Enforcement" is free and open to the public. Questions and requests for more information should be directed to Rafi Khalid Hasan II, Director, Safe and Civil City Program, at safeandcivil@bloomington.in.gov or 812-349-3559.

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