MCU’s work is organized through intentional campaigns and committee work that support the mission of the organization.
Many MCU congregations conducted Sacred Conversations on Race (+Action) in 2015. Our congregations declared that the place to begin the most effective work addressing structural and systemic racism would be in the areas of education and policing. At the same time, leadership from Liberation Christian Church was identifying a third issue: juvenile court reform. Task forces were developed and a unifying theme emerged:
the school to prison pipeline. The teams began understanding just how this system is limiting prospects for and criminalizing the lives of young people of color.
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Break the Pipeline Campaign or a Working Taskforce
We understand that every department has its policies, procedures, and practices. Some of them work well and others do not. We are working toward insuring that all police departments are well trained, with community-positive policies and practices that not only foster safety and trust with the civilian population but also protect the men and women in law enforcement.
These are long-term goals of the Police Reform Task Force:
- Quality, annual implicit bias awareness training for all department employees
- Quality training on cultural and social interaction.
- Quality training on appropriate use of force.
- Collection and reporting to State pedestrian stop data.
- School Resource Office (SRO) agreements and accountability.
- For St. Louis City: strengthening the Civilian Oversight Board (COB) with subpoena power and department independence.
- Passage of a new and improved Police Profiling statue for the State of Missouri.