On July 29, 2021, the National League of Cities’ Reimagining Public Safety Task Force in collaboration with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, hosted a conversation to provide local leaders and other public safety stakeholders with information on:

  • Creating the infrastructure for credible messengers
  • The varied essential roles of credible messengers
  • Funding, professionalizing and prioritizing the work of credible messengers
  • Utilization of American Rescue Plan Act relief funding to support the work of credible messengers.

Original event date: July 29, 2021

Our Speakers

  • Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, New Jersey
  • Anthony Smith, executive director, Cities United
  • Pastor Michael McBride “Pastor Mike”, director, LIVE FREE Campaign
  • Clinton Lacey, president & CEO, CM3
  • Talib Shakir, Community Relations Specialist, Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser, Washington DC