On April 24, 2019, D.C. Policy Center Fellow Brent Cohen’s 2017 article on the implementation of the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results (NEAR) Act was cited by the DC Fiscal Policy Institute:

The Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act (NEAR Act) takes a different approach to public safety, seeking to address the root causes of crime from a public health perspective by focusing on prevention, diversion, and treatment.[26] Key components of the NEAR Act include placing “violence interrupters”[27] in communities to build relationships and engage individuals at risk of being involved in violent crime;[28] similarly trained professionals at hospitals to engage community members after a traumatic event; mentorship and job training programs; and data collection on stop and frisk and use of force from DC’s police department, MPD.

Read more: Budgeting for Equity: How to Advance Opportunity for People of Color in DC | DCFPI

Related: Implementing the NEAR Act to reduce violence in D.C. | D.C. Policy Center

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