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There has been lots of talk of police reform in the news and in the conversation not just nationally, but here in Metro Detroit.

But how does the rubber meet the proverbial road? How do we actually make this happen?

Earlier this year, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Hudson-Webber Foundation, Ballmer Group and Oakland County supported the establishment of the Community Policing Innovation Initiative.

The funds support programs with the:

  • Canton Township Police Department and Canton Coalition for Inclusive Communities (CCIS)
  • City of Detroit/ Detroit Police Department
  • East Downtown Dearborn Development Authority and Black Legacy Advancement Coalition (BLAC)
  • Inkster Police Department
  • Beloved Community Initiative and First AME Church of Farmington Hills

It’s gotten a round of $200,000 in funding and is getting off the ground, so talk about what’s happening and the impact it aims to make, our guest.

Barbara McQuade is the chair of the project, a Professor at the University of Michigan Law School and the former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.

So have a listen in the player below or in your favorite podcast app.

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