Peace in the Magic City: The Peace Plan

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The architect of the City of Birmingham’s Peace Plan, Brandon Johnson, talks about how the 23-page strategy will work to reduce violence by addressing three key areas. Johnson is the director of the Office of Peace and Policy.

He says the three areas are as follows:

  • Prevention, by engaging residents before the commission of a legally criminal act.
  • Enforcement, through engaging residents in fostering police-community trust, including the intentional monitoring of institutional integrity during the enforcement of statutes and the adjudication of charges.
  • Finally, through Re-entry by engaging justice-involved persons, their families, and the families of victims after issuing of a criminal penalty.

Johnson joined me live in Studio 42 on the CBS 42 Morning News with Art Franklin to lay out details on how his office is working with the community and Birmingham Police to increase the Peace in the city.

The Office of Peace and Policy was formerly called the Office of Community Engagement. Check out our backseat conversation on the subject below:

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