The Florida Times-Union published an article by Gregg Kaufman in the online Jacksonville.com on January 30, 2017. In the article, titled Public meetings will address police-community relations, Kaufman describes the purpose and structure of public deliberative forums and some background about the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) efforts to promote public deliberation. He also gives some details of a series of forums that will use the new NIFI issue guide titled Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?
From the article:
Several initiatives--including the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Strategis Initiative Report and public forums hosted by Florida State College Jacksonville and University of Florida OneJax--have already offered local citizens an opportunity to learn about and contribute ideas to enhance community-police relationships.
Upcoming Safety and Justice forums will offer another opportunity for small groups of people to share their concerns and ideas...
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