Our team of 13 Community Researchers, Advisors and Mentors are designing and producing research tools to enable us to collect 50 accounts of how black people in Nottinghamshire have been policed by Nottinghamshire Police.
Community conversations have revealed that black lives are disrupted and too often devastated by negative experiences of policing. These experiences can leave people feeling isolated. They feel that making complaints to the police will have no positive outcome. Some feel that they will not be believed by other communities or will be stereotyped as having ‘a chip on their shoulder’.
The aim of Policing Black Lives in Notts is to provide a resource of information materials, including online resources to share strategies that the black community can use in their dealings with police. This will include information about our rights, advice about who to contact if we want to take action against the police, coping strategies that individuals and communities can use, and successful approaches for interacting with the police which keep people safe. Towards the end of the project we will be holding an event for the black community to share the findings & recommendations and disseminate the information materials and resources from the project. We will also encourage community members to think about what other work can come out of this project (e.g. a documentary, a police monitoring group, a book).
Policing Black Lives in Notts is funded from March 2019 to January 2020 by National Lottery Community Fund. Awards for All
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