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Los Angeles Urban League:

[email protected] 2008-2009 Annual Report:

2011 State of Black Los Angeles: (PDF)

Los Angeles Police Department:

Multimedia Profile from Project on Social Innovation:

Blair Taylor “Innovating In The Social Sector” (video):

Policing Los Angeles Under a Consent Decree, by Christopher Stone, Todd Foglesong, and Christine M. Cole

Toward a New Professionalism in Policing (PDF), by Christopher Stone


This Webinar examined the Urban League's [email protected] program, a three-year-old collaboration with the LAPD that has contributed to a significant drop in homicides in the Park Mesa Heights neighborhood in central Los Angeles. The audience should leave with an understanding of how these two partners, along with dozens of others, originally came together; what are the key elements that have contributed to their success; and tangible policy implications and lessons that they could apply to their own work.

This discussion was sponsored by the Government Innovators Network and the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management.

The Power of Social Innovation Series features practitioner-led Webinars on timely topics from education reform to economic development. Innovators share their experiences and insights with fellow practitioners, students and scholars from across the country.


  • Blair Taylor, CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League
  • Charlie Beck, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department

Moderator: Christopher Stone, Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of Criminal Justice, Harvard Kennedy School