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The Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice is convening a series of public hearings.

"At its core, this Commission is for law enforcement and the purpose of bettering the profession, but it is important that we hear from voices and consult perspectives outside of law enforcement.  Civil rights organizations, civic leaders, defense bar associations, victims’ rights organizations, and community organizations, should and will help this important mission.  They will have opportunities to provide advice, counsel and input to the Commission in its study of the relevant issues and solutions."—Attorney General Barr


June 16, 2020 Commissioners Meeting

Hearing 14: Trust and Respect for Law Enforcement

Community Trust and Respect for Law Enforcement

Trust and Respect for Law Enforcement

Overview of Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Public Safety Report

Hearing 13: Accreditation and Standards in Law Enforcement

Hearing 12: Policing Culture

Part 1: Policing Culture: What is Reasonable Use of Force

Part 2: Policing Culture: Use of Force and Culture Change

Hearing 11: Research Perspectives in Criminal Justice

Hearing 10: The Role of Public Defense

Hearing 9: Community Engagement

Part 1: Civil rights, community engagement, and civilian oversight

Part 2: Community engagement 

Part 3: Community Engagement in the Criminal Justice System

Part 4: Community Engagement: The Relationship Between Religious Minorities and Law Enforcement

Part 5: Community Engagement: Interactions Between Communities and Law Enforcement

Part 6: Community Engagement and Respect for Law Enforcement


    Hearing 8: Rural and Tribal Justice

    Part 1: Rural and Tribal Justice – Challenges Law Enforcement Face in Rural Areas

    Part 2: Rural and Tribal Justice – Geographic Issues for Rural Communities

    Part 3: Rural and Tribal Justice – Criminal Justice System in Indian Country

    Part 4: Public safety challenges within American Indian and Alaska Native communities

    Hearing 7: Law Enforcement Recruitment, Training, and Retention  


    Part 1: Recruitment

    Part 2: Training 

    Part 3: Retention

    Hearing 6: Juvenile Justice


    Part 1: Juvenile Justice - Framing the Issue and the Need for Accountability

    Part 2: Juvenile Justice - How Law Enforcement Addresses Juveniles Involved in Crime

    Part 3: Juvenile Justice - Youth Mentorship

    Hearing 5: Grant Programs


    Hearing 4: Reentry


    Part 1: Reentry – State of Reentry
    April 23, 2020

    Part 2: Reentry – Returning to Work After Incarceration 

    Part 3: Reentry – Transitioning from Incarceration to the Community

    Hearing 3: Crime Reduction


    Part 1: Crime Reduction – The National and Local Impact of Violent Crime, Gun Crime, and Gangs
    April 7-9, 2020

    Part 2: Crime Reduction – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Technology Issues Encountered by Law Enforcement, Leveraging Technology to Reduce Crime
    April 14-16, 2020

    Part 3: Crime Reduction – Technology Tools and Survivors of Crime
    April 21-22, 2020


    President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice Teleconferences Related to Social Problems Impacting Public Safety

    Hearing 2: Social Problems Impacting Public Safety


    Part 1: Social Problems Impacting Public Safety - Mental Illness
    March 24-26, 2020

    Part 2: Social Problems Impacting Public Safety – Homelessness, Federal Programming, and Substance Abuse
    March 31 - April 2, 2020


    President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice; Hearing One, Panel One, Officer Safety and Wellness, Miami, Florida, February 27, 2020

    Hearing 1: Officer Safety and Wellness

    Miami, Florida
    February 27, 2020

    Updated February 24, 2022