COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS WEEK OF 3.27.23
COPA had a great time engaging the residents of Chicago in the community during the week of 3.27.23. Our office is committed to helping residents understand how to file a complaint or compliment an officer and explain to the public our role in police oversight. Below is a brief description of our most recent community engagement efforts. If you are interested in COPA speaking to your community group or organization, please submit a request via email to COPA-PublicAffairs@chicagocopa.org
Spring Sidewalk Health Fair – 3.27.23
COPA attended Centro Comunitario Juan Diego Spring Sidewalk Health Fair. At this outreach event, COPA was able to set up a resource table and share its agency role in police misconduct with residents in South Chicago.
Northwest Community Alliance Monthly Meeting – 3.30.23
COPA met virtually with various not-for-profit organizations to discuss community resources available to residents of Chicago’s northwest side. This month’s meeting included information about combatting human trafficking in Chicago.
TASC Oakley Parole Meeting – 3.31.23
TASC Oakley Center for Health and Justice offers practical strategies to reduce recidivism and balance treatment with accountability, public health with public safety, and investments with results. COPA was able to attend this meeting and discuss with recently released parolees the agency role in police accountability.
Prosser Career Day – 3.31.23
COPA participated in Career Day at Prosser High School to help students understand the role of COPA, the importance of police oversight. Students were able to learn about the career paths of a COPA investigator, data scientist and our Director of Public Affairs. Students were especially drawn to Investigator Maira Webb who offered students sage career and life advice.
Circle of Greatness Youth Resource Fair – 4.1.23
COPA participated in this resource fair in the Morgan Park community to help the youth in our city learn more about our agency mission and explain the importance of police oversight.