The Community Outreach Unit
informs the public about the CCRB, its mission, and procedures
for filing complaints.
Outreach staff members travel to colleges, high
schools, tenant associations, immigrant advocacy groups, churches,
and other community-based organizations in New York City to
make presentations. In 2011, the outreach staff unit made 164 presentations.
A priority of the unit is making presentations
to public high school classes throughout the city. Incorporating
role plays and question-and-answer periods into their presentations,
the staff ensures that thousands of young adults receive relevant
information relating to the CCRB as well as legal principles
concerning police stop-and-frisk procedures.
The CCRB's outreach unit distributes informational brochures
to schools, libraries, community centers, police precincts, and legal groups around the city.
The brochures are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, and
Chinese. Pocket-sized pamphlets instructing civilians how
to appropriately handle police encounters are available in
English and Spanish.
The CCRB would like to provide you and your
community with more information about its services. If you
would like to arrange a presentation or have a CCRB representative
attend your event, please contact the Outreach Unit at (646) 581-0523. Presentations can be made in English or Spanish.