Academics Batten X Reimagining Policing: Procedural Policing to Procedural Justice Reimagining Policing: Procedural Policing to Procedural Justice August 19–20, 2021 City Space, Charlottesville Request Information Relational policing is at an inflection point. The public’s trust and confidence in this vital institution of democracy is suffering. This has had a corrosive impact on police morale and has sparked public protests in Charlottesville and Albemarle County – and, indeed, in communities across the nation. At this critical moment, there is an opportunity to reimagine policing in an intentional, inclusive, equitable, and more just way. This requires meaningful engagement from a cross-section of stakeholders. On August 19-20, 2021, the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will bring together a cross-section of community leaders and engaged citizens for a workshop to learn about and consider new pathways forward for policing on Grounds, in Charlottesville, and across Albemarle County. This workshop, entitled “Reimagining Policing: Procedural Policing to Procedural Justice,” will take an interactive and collaborative approach to co-design policies and practices that improve relational policing. It answers the call to be proactive, in a co-active or collaborative way, in addressing problems that impact the co-production of public safety, public order, and community well-being. The workshop will be co-led by Dr. RaShall Brackney, Chief of the Charlottesville Police Department, and Dr. Brian N. Williams, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School. In addition, a group of leading scholars and practitioners will present on the history, policy, and current challenges in policing. This program is being organized by BattenX, the Batten School’s executive education and lifelong learning initiative. Participants in this workshop will include local public officials, police officers and administrators, community leaders, students, and engaged citizens. It is designed to provide a safe and brave space for communication among community stakeholders, between the public and its public servants, and across individual, institutional, and organizational divides. Those who complete this workshop will: Gain knowledge about the history of policing in the local community, present challenges, and proposed pathways for the future Acquire the skills necessary to be an effective leader in the co-production of public safety, public order, and community well-being Expand their professional network by developing relationships with a cross-section of community leaders and engaged citizens Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day of the workshop. Additional meals, as well as travel and lodging, are the responsibility of each participant. Program Type Workshop Program Fee$495 CredentialCertificate of Completion Mode of InstructionHybrid (in-person preferred) Brian N. Williams I am an Associate Professor of Public Policy in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, after previous faculty appointments at Florida State University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia (UGA), as well as administrative appointments at UGA and Vanderbilt. My research centers on issues related to demographic diversity, local law enforcement, and public governance, with special attention devoted to the co-production of public safety and public order. Read full bio Related Content Brian N. Williams Policing After George Floyd: Where Do We Go From Here? News In a commentary for Bloomberg Law, Batten's Brian N. Williams and co-author Carmen J. Williams, a third-year law student at the UVA School of Law, say the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd marks a turning point. The path forward requires enacting needed reforms and courageous leadership by prosecutors and others. Corrective Action as Collective Action News On UVA’s Lifetime Learning podcast, Batten professor Brian Williams argues that we should let diverse groups drive police reform.