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PTACC Conversations With the Field

Wednesday, December 2nd
1-2:30pm ET

Deflection: Connecting People in Communities of Color in the Best Possible Way

Registration is FREE and open to all in the field of defection!
This “Conversation with the Field” session provides an opportunity for practioners working in the field of deflection to discuss challenges deflection programs are facing in the current divisive climate, as well as possible solutions to specifically address diversity, equity, and racial disparities. This opportunity to ask questions of experts in the field and share your solutions with other practitioners will provide insight to enhance deflection initiatives across the field.

Share the flyer with your colleagues and invite them to attend! 

  • Branville Bard, Commissioner of the Cambridge, MA, Police Department, Cambridge Police Department
  • Peria Duncan, Executive Committee Member, PTACC
  • Takia Richardson, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, Senior Practice Associate, National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Chico Tillmon, Director of Research and Evaluation, TASC's Center for Health & Justice 
  • Moderated by Marcus Robinson, Dr.. PhD, Founder and Principal Consultant, Social Innovation Group of Chicago, NFP
This conversation session is for those who work in deflection programs and in the field at large, and who would like to better understand the impacts of racial disparities in the justice and treatment systems, and work on solutions for resolving those disparities through deflection.

To register you will need to create a free FRN account
Once you have an account, go to the sessions page and add the PTACC conversation to your agenda.

FRN is a PTACC partner that is hosting the “Conversations with the Field”.

Hosted by the PTACC Community, Diversity, and Equity (CDE) Strategy Area workgroup. CDE meets monthly and provides information, training, and networking to assist in enhancing diversity and equity across deflection programs.

Join us again for another Conversation, December 9th, on Taking it to the Streets: Treatment, Housing, and Recovery During COVID!
Check It Out! The PTACC National Pre-Arrest Diversion Resource Website.
PTACC is the NATIONAL voice of the pre-arrest diversion field and provides vision, leadership, advocacy, and education to facilitate the growth and practice of deflection and pre-arrest diversion across the United States.
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