SURVEY FINDINGS RELEASED!
In the Spring of 2010, Metwest senior Tamara Lawrence, supported by PUEBLO mentor Janice Embrey, administered a survey on students' experiences with and perceptions of the police. Over 800 students filled out questionnaires in their respective schools, and the results were analyzed by Research Development Associates (RDA), the same firm that the City of Oakland hired to evaluate its violence prevention and community policing programs.
Now that the analysis has been completed, PUEBLO intends to work with various groups of Oakland's young people to facilitate a process in which they examine the findings and come to conclusions about what the data means to them and what the implications are. They will learn how public policy is informed by data, and how they can influence the policies and practices of the police by developing and submitting focused recommendations to City officials and the Oakland Police Department. They will gain skills in presenting their proposals and will engage in conversations with public officials in efforts to become agents of change and improve the relationship between Oakland's young people and the Oakland Police Department.
To read and download the full report of the Survey Findings, please click on this link: Survey Findings from Police Survey Data