Researchers for Fair Policing

Researchers for Fair Policing is an inter-generational team of researchers from Make the Road New York & the Public Science Project.

Public Science Project researchers:
Caitlin Cahill, Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute
Brett G. Stoudt, Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
María E. Torre, Director, Public Science Project, Graduate Center, CUNY
Kimberly Belmonte, Graduate Center, CUNY
Selma Djokovic, Graduate Center, CUNY
Amanda Matles, Graduate Center, CUNY

Make the Road New York researchers:
Jose Lopez, Keeshan Harley, Adilka Pimentel, Justin Rosado.

Make the Road New York (MTRNY) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Speaking out against discriminatory policing since 2007, MTRNY youth members have been doing extensive research and outreach, educating their peers and adults on policing and civil rights, and organizing young people to stand up for their rights—in school and in their communities.

For over a decade the Public Science Project has collaborated with communities to design research and practice that examines the impact of policy and structural injustice. The Public Science Project supports participatory action research (PAR) with a commitment to the significant knowledge people hold about their lives and experiences, and a belief that those most intimately affected by research should take the lead in shaping research questions, framing interpretations, and designing meaningful products and actions.

Researchers for Fair Policing is supported the Adco Foundation; Antipode Foundation; Graduate Center, CUNY; Institute for Human Geography; John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY; Pratt Institute; Taconic Fellowship, Pratt Center for Community Development; and the Sociological Initiatives Foundation.