Dr. Mark Singer, Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare, was recognized as part of the Five Communities exhibit at the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C. at its grand opening in October 2018.
The Museum's press release states:
The National Law Enforcement Museum - the nation's only museum that explores nearly every facet of American law enforcement opening to the public on October 13, 2018 - announced today the details of its first changing exhibition highlighting grassroots efforts to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The exhibit, entitled Five Communities, will provide visitors a look at specific programs developed in Cleveland, Dallas, Chicago, Somerville, Mass. and Charleston, S.C.
The 2,000 square foot exhibition sponsored by DuPont™ Kevlar® and located inside the Museum's DuPont Gallery, will use striking original photography, text, and interactive elements to explore innovative ways in which communities have worked to improve the connection between police departments and community members.
Visitors will be introduced to people whose dedication strengthened these bonds and will examine the community itself - the problems these communities grapple with and how they have worked towards change. Most of all, Five Communities will show how people who care about their neighbors and the place where they live can help solve difficult problems.
"Over the past 30 years, law enforcement agencies and community members have implemented efforts to heal conflicts within their communities and become more transparent in how they do their jobs," said David L. Brant, Executive Director of the National Law Enforcement Museum. "The critical work of strengthening these relationships is never complete. We thought it was important to highlight some of the programs that have proven successful and hope they inspire communities and law enforcement agencies across the country to work together towards stronger relations."
The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building will open its doors to the public on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Cleveland is featured alongside Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL, Somerville, MA; and Charleston, SC. Dr. Singer is featured with the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, which brings together local agencies, organizations, and community leaders to make Cleveland's neighborhoods safer. For 37 years, it has worked with the Cleveland Division of Police to protect Cleveland's young adults and prevent youth violence.