Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total
community members to the first floor community room of the Market
Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different
pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of
policy planks that …
The brief analyzes the last five years of data on arrests for
low-level marijuana possession within the City of Buffalo and
across Erie County, obtained from the New York State Division of
Criminal Justice Services. It explores the consistent racial
disparities in arrests from 2012-2016, the …
"Authored by the Partnership for the Public Good, a local think tank, the study is intended to boost efforts at reforming New York's marijuana laws. Reform advocates say the costs of marijuana prohibition far outweigh the benefits, especially given the national movement toward legalization."
“Gentrification is a profit-driven race and class remake of urban,
working class communities of color that have suffered from a
history of disinvestment and abandonment,” said Dawn Philips,
Executive Director of Right to the City Alliance at the
Anti-Gentrification Summit convened in …
For Pridgen, the problem is when checkpoints are used unfairly. He said he would like to see the city adopt an idea submitted by the Partnership for the Public Good to use "fix-it tickets" that don't impose a penalty if the problem is rectified, instead of tickets that come with automatic fines.
Our latest policy brief, "Better Policing for the City of Buffalo:
Toward Community, Transparency, and Justice," recommends that the
Buffalo Police Department expand its community policing efforts
through culture change and incentives, a diversified police force,
increased training, improved …
During the meeting, the group Partnership for the Public Good briefly presented its proposal for police reforms. They include regular performance reviews, required hours participating in community policing, more recruitment from diverse communities and additional de-escalation training.
Do you know your Community Police Officers? Each district in Buffalo has two officers whose job it is to get to know the community, and every month they hold public meetings where you can voice your concern, ideas, or just get to know them! Hope to see you there!
The Buffalo/WNY chapter of the NY Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (http://nycaic.org) is seeking a part-time staff person for Sep 2017 – May 2018. Funding is assured, for this period, for one position of approximately 12 hours per week.
Sam Magavern, executive director of the Partnership for the Public
Good, applauded the Buffalo Police for beginning the process. "That
is great news," he said. "It was an important recommendation from
our report. We're glad to see them pursuing it. We hope it will
bring some outside eyes and best …