BCHS's Richard Garland is one of 17 civilians named to a Pittsburgh task force that will review policing in Pittsburgh and deliver recommendations by the fall. Garland is director of the Center for Health Equity's Violence Prevention Initiative where he oversees training, data collection, and outreach efforts aimed at reducing crime and violence. He also works with police departments and community-based organizations throughout PA providing gun violence education and training.
Read about the task force from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
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Violence Prevention Initiative...
The full task force
Dr. Quintin Bullock - President of CCAC, co-chair
Valerie McDonald Roberts - Former elected official and Chief of Pittsburgh Bureau of Neighborhood Empowerment, co-chair
Brandi Fisher - President and CEO, Alliance for Police Accountability
Sharon Werner - Former Chief of Staff to Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, and Chief Counsel at PNC Bank
Richard Garland - Assistant Professor, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health and Founder of One Vision One Life
Tim Stevens - Chairman, Black Political Empowerment Project
Monica Ruiz - Executive Director, Casa San Jose
Amanda Green Hawkins - United Steelworkers, former Allegheny County Councilperson
Patricia Leftwich - Community advocate
Sylvia Fields - Executive Director, Eden Hall Foundation
Bobbi Watt Geer - CEO, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Camille Redman - Community advocate
Tony Beltran - President and CEO, Pittsburgh Mercy
Alexander Cash - Community advocate
Dr. Angela Reynolds - CEO, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh
David Harris - Professor, Pitt School of Law, Focused on Police Behavior, Law Enforcement, and Race
Nathaniel Yap - Community advocate