The Future of Alternative First Response: Building Sustainable and Scalable Programs

The Future of Alternative First Response: Building Sustainable and Scalable Programs

June 1-2, 2023

Washington, D.C.

Co-hosted by CICS and the Policing Project at New York University School of Law, this national convening will bring together Alternative First Response practitioners, community members, researchers, experts, and other stakeholders to learn, share information, problem-solve, and innovate.

You can access the convening agenda here. 

You can access the convening “welcome packet” here. 


The convening will be hosted at Georgetown University Law Center, and primarily in the Centers & Institutes Building on 500 1st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The convening map points you to key locations for the convening. You can access the map here. 


Featured Panelists and Speakers

  • Headshot of Darius Baxter

    Darius Baxter

    President and CEO, GOODProjects

  • Headshot of Kristin M. Bronson

    Kristin M. Bronson

    Executive Director, Colorado Lawyers Committee

  • Headshot of Maria (Maru) Eugeni Carrasco

    Maria (Maru) Eugeni Carrasco

    Promotora de Salud, Coalición de Derechos Humanos

  • Headshot of Raven Cruz Loaiza

    Raven Cruz Loaiza

    Mediation Response Coordinator, Dayton Mediation Center

  • Headshot of Eric Cumberbatch

    Eric Cumberbatch

    Senior Vice President of Policy & Community Engagement, Center for Policing Equity

  • Headshot of Andrew Dameron

    Andrew Dameron

    Director of Emergency Communications for the City and County of Denver

  • Headshot of Jordan Dean

    Jordan Dean

    Young, Not Silent Leader for Youth at the Center

  • Headshot of Barry Friedman

    Barry Friedman

    Founder and Faculty Director, Policing Project at NYU Law

  • Headshot of Jessica Gillooly

    Jessica Gillooly

    Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice at Suffolk University

  • Headshot of Ariel Heifetz Knobel

    Ariel Heifetz Knobel

    Vice President of Community Engagement and Education, Institute for American Policing Reform

  • Headshot of Alia Henton-Williams

    Alia Henton-Williams

    Manager, Crisis Intervention Services Unit, City of Rochester’s Department of Recreation and Human Services

  • Headshot of Cal Jenkins

    Cal Jenkins

    Manager of Research and Evaluation, Peg's Foundation of Ohio

  • Head shot of Stefanie Lyn Kaufman Mthimkhulu

    Stefanie Lyn Kaufman Mthimkhulu

    Director of Project LETS

  • Headshot of Anne Larsen

    Anne Larsen

    Program Manager, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center

  • Headshot of Celinda Lake

    Celinda Lake

    President, Lake Research Partners

  • Headshot of Nancy La Vigne

    Nancy La Vigne

    Director, National Institute of Justice

  • Headshot of Ivy Lee

    Ivy Lee

    Policy Advisor, San Fransisco Mayor's Office

  • Headshot of Tamara Leech

    Tamara Leech

    Andrew Carnegie Foundation Fellow

  • Headshot of Christy Lopez

    Christy Lopez

    Co-Founder and Faculty Co-Director, Center for Innovations in Community Safety at Georgetown Law

  • Headshot of Moki Macias

    Moki Macias

    Executive Director, Atlanta Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative

  • Headshot of Max Markham

    Max Markham

    Vice President of Policy & Community Engagement at the Center for Policing Equity

  • Headshot of Karhlton Moore

    Karhlton Moore

    Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance

  • Headshot of Rebecca Neusteter

    Rebecca Neusteter

    Executive Director, University of Chicago Health Lab

  • A headshot of Chyna Quarker

    Chyna Quarker

    Director of Community Response Services, Atlanta Policing Alternatives and Diversion Initiative

  • Headshot of Freya Rigterink

    Freya Rigterink

    Executive Director, Policing Project at NYU Law

  • Headshot of Mariela Ruiz-Angel

    Mariela Ruiz-Angel

    Director of the Albuquerque Community Safety Department

  • Headshot of Chief (Ret.) Nicholas Sensley

    Chief (Ret.) Nicholas Sensley

    Founder and CEO of the Institute for American Policing Reform

  • Headshot of Greg Stoddard

    Greg Stoddard

    Senior Research Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab

  • Headshot of Mike Thompson

    Mike Thompson

    Independent Consultant

  • Headshot of Amy Watson

    Amy Watson, PhD

    Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

  • Headshot of Dr. Quintin Williams

    Dr. Quintin Williams

    Program Officer, Gun Violence Prevention and Justice Reform Program