Civil Rights Protection Project
The Civil Rights Protection Project was formed within the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey to address community needs relating to police services. Due to an increase of inquiries to LLANJ, the President formed a committee of attorneys, law enforcement personnel and community advocates to develop a strategy for educating our members, community leaders and the Latino population throughout the state in positive interactions with police officers.
In the event such interactions are less than positive, the Civil Right Protection Project (CRPP) has the ability to intercede on behalf of the community.
Committee members are trained in communicating with police and elected officials to achieve a desired outcome which will promote future positive interactions with the police. Should the desired outcomes fall short on the part of these officials, CRPP is prepared to litigate on behalf of affected persons and communities.
As part of the goals of CRPP, the committee will conduct training for chapter leaders to inform them about the committee’s mission to foster better relations between the police and community. The Latino Peace Officers Association will be instrumental in providing insight and guidance in working with police administrators and training chapter members.
- Assist community
- Enhance relations
- Research & Studies
How to interact positively with police
- Providing information
- Being a good witness
- Knowing your rights
Complaint intake system
- Filing a complaint
- Getting results
- Reforming the process
Contact police executive
- Written notice
- Facilitate community outreach
- Notifying stakeholders
- Alert Chief to possible situations
LLANJ Statewide databases
- Complaint intake & CRPP inquires
- Official notifications to police
- Website for complaint intake
- Research databases