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Rising Community Violence Violent crime rose in North Carolina from 2018-2020, then slightly dropped in 2021. This comes after a steady decline in violent crime in the early to mid-2000s. It … Continued

Addressing Law Enforcement Labor Shortages 

During 2020-2021, resignations among police officers nationwide increased by 18% when compared to previous years. During the same period, retirements among officers increased by nearly 50%, while new officers hired … Continued

Law Enforcement Shortage

Duplin & Watauga Counties Police departments across the U.S. are battling an officer shortage. Recruiters blame the hot job market and skepticism about law enforcement as a career choice. ncIMPACT … Continued

School Justice Partnerships

Studies have shown exclusionary discipline practices are ineffective at improving student behavior and disproportionately impact students of color and students with disabilities. School Justice Partnerships are designed to reduce the … Continued

Improving Community and Police Relations (Blog)

The issue of community and police relations acquired a great deal of public attention in recent years. In 2017, Mayor Sammy Phillips of Jacksonville, NC launched the “One City, Our … Continued