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JusticeHack to address tensions between police, community

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JusticeHack to address tensions between police, community

By Irma Romero

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2017  — The American Bar Association Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice, along with several Miami-area community sponsors, will bring together multidisciplinary teams of community, legal, law enforcement, criminal justice and technology stakeholders for a collaborative effort to develop innovative and technology-based solutions to address tension between law enforcement and communities of color. 

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The event was developed in response to several high-profile fatal shootings of African-American men by police officers in many areas of the country, which many say eroded the public confidence in law enforcement, particularly in communities of color. ABA JusticeHack seeks to employ innovation, technology and the concept of inclusion to develop tools, such as mobile apps and websites, to help address the problems between police and the communities they serve in creative ways, going beyond traditional means such as studies, meetings, conferences and public forums.

What:   JusticeHack Miami
             Sponsored by the ABA Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice

When:  Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Venture Café Miami, 6th Floor
             1951 NW 7th Avenue
             Miami

The event is free and open to the public. No technology experience is required.  Attendees will participate in interactive storytelling, brainstorming and assist with mobile app and website development.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org.

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