Organizations Supporting the ABLE Project

Preventing policing harm by creating a culture of active bystandership is an approach deeply rooted in research, on-the-ground experience, and common sense. The ABLE Project is dedicated to teaching officers how to be active bystanders, and more broadly to creating a culture of active bystandership in policing. We’re committed also to providing training that communities want, which is why every ABLE agency has to provide two community letters of support to apply to the program. The ABLE Project is committed further to conducting and supporting research and evaluation to continually improve and demonstrate the impact of active bystandership education and culture building on policing transformation.

We could not do this work without the support of our financial sponsors, listed here. We are deeply grateful for their support.

We are equally grateful for the support of the groups listed below. These groups support the transformative work of creating a culture of Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement in many ways. Some supported their local law enforcement agency by providing one of the community letters of support required for participation in the ABLE Project. Others have a member who serves on our Board of Advisors. Others endorse the work of the ABLE Project because they know how important it is to transform policing so that officers can better protect each other and the communities they serve.

We are inspired by the breadth and diversity of these organizations and individuals:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) New Hampshire*

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Washington State*

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Washington DC*

Black Lives Matter Rockwall, TX*

Black Lives Matter Southern Methodist University*

Black Political Caucus (Cabarras County, NC) *

Caruth Police Institute at The University of North Texas Dallas**

Center for Policing Equity**

Congregation Bet Ha’am (South Portland, ME) *

Clemson University***

Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce*

Human Rights Commission (Alexandria, VA) *

Huntington Black Pastors Ministerial Association (WV) *

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights**

NAACP (Baltimore County Maryland) *

NAACP (Baltimore, MD) *

NAACP (Cabarrus County Branch) *

NAACP (Carroll County, MD) *

NAACP (Lafourche Parish) *

NAACP (Manchester, NH) *

NAACP (Montgomery County, Maryland) *

NAACP (New Hanover County, NC) *

NAACP Irving/Carrollton Branch*

National Alliance on Mental Illness (New Hampshire) *

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (WA State Chapter) *

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center*

Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, & Reconciliation***

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP**

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum*

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc. *

Urban League of Westchester County, Inc.***

*Organization provided a letter of support for an ABLE law enforcement agency.
**Organization has a member who serves on an ABLE Board of Advisors.
***Organization endorses the ABLE Project.