Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (1.25 CEs)
9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST (Livestream only)
Presenter: Joel A. Dvoskin, Ph.D., ABFP
Dr. Dvoskin will describe the life's work of Dr. Ervin Staub, a social psychologist who has studied active bystandership for more than 50 years. Following the beating of Rodney King, at the request of California POST, Dr. Staub developed a curriculum in active bystandership for police officers. Sadly, it was never implemented. Dr. Dvoskin will also describe how a civil rights attorney named Mary Howell discovered Dr. Staub and invited him to New Orleans to help the NOPD repair its reputation and change its culture by creating EPIC (Ethical Policing is Courageous) and implementing it within the NOPD. Housed within Georgetown Law's Center for Innovations in Community Safety, Project ABLE (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) was created to provide this training, at little or no cost, to any police department in America that was willing to make the 10 ABLE commitments. Using a train-the-trainer model, in less than 2 years, ABLE has enlisted more 300 police departments (including Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Seattle, and NYPD and trained more than 1500 trainers across North America.
1. Attendees will be able to describe the three pillars of active bystandership as it relates to criminal justice and law enforcement.
2. Attendees will be able to explain at least 3 elements of a successful strategy to change the culture of a police department.
3. Attendees will be able to explain the relationship between active bystandership training and other police training movements, such as implicit bias training and ICAT.