Tara Huffman, OSI-Baltimore’s director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice program participated in a one-day workshop presented by the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and co-hosted by OSI and the Baltimore Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement Civilian Review Board (CRB).
“Pathways to Strengthening Civilian Oversight of the Baltimore City Police Department,” brought together community advocates, oversight practitioners, and academics, as well as law enforcement to discuss civilian oversight best practices and to develop recommendations to strengthen Baltimore’s Civilian Review Board.
Huffman moderated a panel discussion on the importance of police accountability. She said that while civilian oversight mechanisms are still very young and “evolving” this give Baltimore an chance to develop methods and practices that work best for the city. “We have the opportunity to make it into what we think it should be.”
Access the full workshop here.