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Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Uniting community and government to create safe communities, reduce violence, enact criminal justice reform, and support returning citizens.

Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice and Public Safety

What we do

The Office of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Criminal Justice and Public Safety (CJPS) is focused on:

  • Enhancing the well-being of communities by uplifting solutions to reduce violence.
  • Strengthening the bridge between neighborhoods and City government.
  • Amplifying support for returning citizens and families impacted by the criminal justice system.

CJPS develops and implements reforms in an equitable fashion informed by decades of systemic oppression, racism, and poverty. Our office oversees:

Share your community events with CJPS

Residents and community groups can share upcoming public events with our office or request the attendance of a CJPS staff member.

Events

  • May
    21
    20-G Presents: Unity in the Community Resource Fair
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    1952 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    20-G Presents: Unity in the Community Resource Fair

    May 21, 2022
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5 hours
    1952 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    The unity in the Community Resource Fair is a One-Day event to provide families with information for our community and resources for children, adolescents and adults. For more information, please contact Lydia Ramos at lydia.ramos@apmphila.org or (267)237-3682 or Kenneth Ayala at kenneth.ayala@hccsphila.org .
  • Jun
    1
    Yoga for the Community w/ Philadelphia OIC
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    2646 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

    Yoga for the Community w/ Philadelphia OIC

    June 1, 2022
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, 2 hours
    2646 Kensington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA
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  • Jun
    2
    Reentry Month Opening Awards Ceremony w/ Philadelphia Reentry Coalition
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

    Reentry Month Opening Awards Ceremony w/ Philadelphia Reentry Coalition

    June 2, 2022
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 hours
    Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
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Plans and reports

Leadership

Erica Atwood
Erica Atwood
Senior Director
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Staff

Name Job title Phone #
Kurtis August Interim Director, Office of Criminal Justice
Amaury Ávalos CJPS Communications Director
Martese Coker-Clark Special Assistant to the Senior Director
Adara Combs Victim Advocate, Office of the Victim Advocate
Morris Hobson CJPS Community Engagement Manager
Anthony Murphy Executive Director, Town Watch Integrated Services
Shondell Revell Executive Director, Office of Violence Prevention
Pam Superville Acting Deputy Director, Office of Reentry Partnerships
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