The Center for Policing Equity (CPE) provides police and communities with a way to use data to improve public safety and racial equity. CPE is a research “think and action tank” with one core mission: to use evidence based approaches and data to create levers for change in criminal justice, communities, and the nation.
In 2013, CPE created the National Justice Database (NJD), the nation’s first database tracking national statistics on police behavior, including stops and use of force. To help compare data across the nation, the NJD standardizes data collection across more than 40 of the country’s police departments and law enforcement agencies. The NJD is already changing the way law enforcement officers police their communities by equipping them with data and (for the first time ever) identifying national benchmarks for police-citizen interactions.
Center for Policing Equity
Research center on policing
The Center for Policing Equity is a research center founded at University of California-Los Angeles and now based at Yale University.Phillip Atiba Goff, a Professor of African-American Studies and Psychology at Yale University, is the co-founder and CEO. Tracie L. Keesee, who spent 25 years in the Denver Police Department, co-founded the Center with Goff and is Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives.
The Center for Policing Equity is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that collects and analyzes data surrounding police interactions with the community to diagnose disparities in policing. Their mission is “justice through science”, using social science to improve policing and reduce racial disparities.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-2740 | Tax-exempt since Jan. 2017
Classification (NTEE) Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy)
Nonprofit Tax Code Designation: 501(c)(3) Defined as: Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
Donations to this organization are tax deductible.
NPAP, a project of the National Lawyers Guild, was founded with the intent of helping to end police abuse of authority and to provide support for grassroots and victims’ organizations combating police misconduct.