Western Justice Center (WJC) serves as an impartial third party to convene mediations in response to community complaints against police, facilitate dialogue to improve police-community relations, and train police and other law enforcement personnel in conflict resolution.
Since 2005, Transforming Community and Police Relations has been the only program of its kind in Los Angeles County. It is a collaborative partnership between the Pasadena Police Department (PPD) and WJC developed to mediate civilian complaints against police officers and build more understanding between the Pasadena community and the police.
With a long history as an impartial facilitator, WJC is uniquely positioned to bring together community members to explore difficult issues in an open space for diverse views.
Examples of WJC community dialogues include:
- Women and Peacebuilding
- Youth and Peacebuilding