Facilitated and Community Collaboration Programs

Facilitated and Community Collaboration Programs

CRS Law Enforcement

School-Student Problem Identification and Resolution of Issues Together (School-SPIRIT)

The School-SPIRIT is an eight-hour student-focused program which engages student, school administrators, teachers, school resource officers, parents, and other school and community members in identifying issues impacting their school and developing and implementing solutions to resolve those issues. A similar program is available for college or university settings, called Campus-Site Problem Identification and Resolution of Issues Together (Campus-SPIRIT).

City-Site Problem Identification and Resolution of Issues Together (City-SPIRIT)

The City-SPIRIT is an eight-hour program which brings together diverse community stakeholders such as local government agencies, community groups, faith‐based organizations, and law enforcement agencies to identify issues impacting their community and develop collaborative solutions to reduce conflict, improve communication, and minimize the potential for future conflict.

School-, Campus-, and City-SPIRIT Program Benefits:

  • Brings diverse groups together and improves communication, relationships, and climate
  • Empowers participants to identify and solve problems
  • Develops problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Builds trust, understanding, and collaboration
  • Increases the capacity to independently prevent and respond to future conflicts

Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships (SPCP)

CRS offers Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships (SPCP), a one-day, in-person facilitated program, which engages local law enforcement professionals and community leaders in a dialogue to identify issues and solve problems collaboratively. The SPCP program can be scheduled proactively or in response to a critical incident. It is designed to improve public safety by strengthening trust and developing partnerships between law enforcement professionals and the diverse communities they serve. The program can also help local leaders address longstanding community distrust and other historical barriers which hinder police-community partnerships. The program’s goal is to develop an action plan to address the community issues and form an SPCP Council which will help implement the plan and tangible solutions.

SPCP Program Benefits

  • Increases local capacity, develops partnerships, and develops local solutions to local problems
  • Supports local law enforcement agencies’ ongoing community outreach and engagement efforts

Dialogue on Race

The Dialogue on Race program brings together diverse participants from the community to exchange information, share personal stories and experiences, express perspectives, clarify viewpoints, and develop understandings. Through the dialogue process, parties are able to identify commonalities and ways to work together to improve community relations.

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