City Releases Community Forum Focus Questions

A City of Champaign Community-Police Forum is scheduled for Monday, March 15, 2010, 6:30 -8:30 p.m. at Hawthorne Suites (101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign). The focus questions are being released now so that forum participants can better prepare for the upcoming meeting. In addition, those who are unable to attend the event are invited to complete a questionnaire on the City’s website at http://ci.champaign.il.us/cpforum.

The Forum focus questions are as follows:

  1. What does good police-community relations look like?
  2. What are police barriers to good police-community relations, and what steps can be taken to eliminate those barriers?
  3. What are community barriers to good police-community relations, and what steps can be taken to eliminate those barriers?
  4. What issues are Champaign youth facing, and what suggestions do you have for overcoming those issues?

During the forum, the four queries will be answered by participants working collaboratively in small groups in an effort to identify police-community relations and youth issues, and workable solutions.

Students, parents, educators, law enforcement and other members of the community are invited to attend the Forum. Space is limited. Please, register by Wednesday, March 10, 2010. To register, contact the City of Champaign Community Relations Office at (217) 403-8830.

This event is co-sponsored by Champaign City Council, Human Relations Commission, Champaign Community and Police Partnership, Champaign Unit 4 School District, State Senator Michael Frerichs, and State Representative Naomi Jakobsson.