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Chelsea Police Model HUB - Talk with Marla Bellamy

Chelsea Police Model HUB - Talk with Marla Bellamy

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.
 
Bio: 
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.
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