PA Human Relations Commission to Hold December Monthly Meeting in Philadelphia

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) will hold its monthly business meeting on December 19, 2016 in Philadelphia at 801 Market Street, 6th Floor Conference Room 6069, with the public session (public is invited) being held from 1:00 PM -4:45 PM. 

PHRC is devoting the public session to learning about an initiative underway between the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations and the Philadelphia Police Department that includes their diversion program - a partnership between school, community, and social services as well as several other community policing programs in the state. The panel will also discuss their relationship with community organizations and ways they have worked to strengthen these connections.
Panelists include Randy Duque, Deputy Director, Community Relations Division, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations; Kelvyn Anderson, Executive Director of the City of Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission; La’Tonya Bey-Gore, Police Diversion Liaison Officer with the Juvenile Justice Center of the Philadelphia Police Department; and Captain Kristal Turner-Childs, Commanding Officer of Pennsylvania State Police Troop L.
“Given the police and community tensions across the country, the PHRC feels it is important to share successful community/policing programs with others,” said JoAnn Edwards, Executive Director. “We see our role as disseminating information on programs and bringing partners to the table to help establish cooperative efforts that address community issues. We look forward to the discussion from panelists and members of the community.”
Following the interactive panel discussion on police and community relations, PHRC will give the audience an opportunity to express their thoughts and suggestions regarding PHRC’s role in helping to develop positive community and police relationships throughout the Commonwealth.
The PHRC is the state agency that is charged with upholding Pennsylvania’s anti-discrimination laws and promoting equal opportunity for all Commonwealth residents. The PHRC has regional offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
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