July 23, 2020
How do we build safer communities and make sure no one is left behind? There is an innovative police model out there that does exactly this. The Chelsea, Mass. Police Model uses community resources to work with families and individuals that are facing difficult challenges and may need services from more than one community agency. The goal is to work together to ensure families and individuals are safe, healthy and have the opportunity to thrive. This model, called The Hub, reduces demands that are currently borne by the criminal justice system, health system, and families by more effectively applying the capacities of our human service partners and our police resources and mitigating those critical upstream risk factors that lead to harm, crime, and/or death.
We have the local expert on this model to talk about it: Marla Davis Bellami.
Marla is the director of Philadelphia CeaseFire and the director of Civic Engagement at the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy at the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
In this episode, Marla is talking with our host, Josh Camson, Esq. on this unique model that could bring peace and justice to our communities.
Marla Davis Bellamy, JD, MGA, is the director of Philadelphia CeaseFire and the director of Civic Engagement at the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy at the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She also has served as executive director of Temple's Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities and the co-director of the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy. Prior to joining Temple, Ms. Davis Bellamy was the executive director of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia and served for five years as chief of staff of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Marla earned a law degree at Temple University, a master of government administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Johnson C. Smith University.
June 16, 2019
On any given day, more than 450,000 people are languishing in jails across the U.S. while they await trial. Many face low-level charges for non-violent offenses and are stuck behind bars because they can’t afford to pay the bail that would secure their release.
May 17, 2019
Listen to MontCo and Indian Valley Democratic candidates:
+ Val Arkoosh, Chair of Commissioners
+ Ken Lawrence, Commissioner
+ Jeanne Sorg, Recorder of Deeds
+ Noah Marlier, Prothonotary
+ Virgil Walker, Judge of Common Pleas
+ Henry Hilles, Judge of Common Pleas
+ Julie Munden, Souderton Borough Council
+ Nate Miller, Souderton Borough Council
+ Chelsea Camson, School Board, SASD
+ Bennett Brigaman, School Board, SASD
+ Kevin Shelly, Lower Salford Township Supervisor
+ Bruce Rhoades, Lower Salford Township Supervisor
+ Nicole Spiese, Telford Borough Council
+ Dennis Erb, Upper Salford Township Supervisor
April 21, 2019
Lori Schreiber was the first openly gay elected official in Montgomery County. She is now running for Clerk of Courts in Montgomery County and if she wins this year, she will write history and be the first gay row officer in Pennsylvania. But Lori is much more than this. Listen to our conversation with her as she talks about her family, education, and what she wants to achieve.
April 14, 2019
What is Pennsylvania’s agenda for women and why it is important for both, women and men?
Rep. Mary Jo Daley, Pennsylvania State Representative 148th district
Rep. Morgan Cephas, Pennsylvania State Representative, 192th Carol E Tracy, Executive Director of the Women's Law Project discuss obstacles and opportunities for women and men in our April 2019 meeting.