Project ABLE Open House: Building a Police Culture of Peer Intervention

July 13, 2020

Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program offers law enforcement agencies “active bystandership” training to prevent harm

WASHINGTON – Police agencies, government officials and civil rights advocates are invited to a July 15 open house for Project ABLE hosted by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program.


Building on research and successful model programs in New Orleans, Baltimore and beyond, Project ABLE (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) will help agencies nationwide reduce harm by creating a police culture of peer intervention, also known as “active bystandership.” A July 15 open house will feature experts who designed the program and police departments already benefiting from its strategies, including redefining loyalty among officers. Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program, in partnership with global law firm Sheppard Mullin, will provide all committed law enforcement agencies with ABLE resources and training, including the first national “train-the-trainer” event in September.

Read more about the creation of Project ABLE here.


Commissioner Michael Harrison, Baltimore Police Department · Chief Paul Noel, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) · Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Philadelphia Police Department · Sheriff Sue Rahr, Washington State Training Commission · Chief John Thomas, NOPD · Chief Arlinda Westbrook, NOPD Public Integrity Unit · Christy Lopez, Georgetown Law / former U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division investigator · Jonathan Aronie, Sheppard Mullin / NOPD federal monitor · Dr. Ervin Staub, University of Massachusetts professor emeritus · Dr. Joel Dvoskin, University of Arizona · Ted Quant, civil rights activist · Mary Howell, civil rights attorney · Lt. Jodie McFadden, NOPD · Dr. Deidre Magee, NOPD · Officer Terry Bean, NOPD


Wednesday, July 15, 2020
11:00 am – 2:30 pm EDT

Full schedule here.


Zoom webinar link available upon registration.


Please register via this link.