Community Safety Protocols aim to rethink approaches to safety across African Caribbean communities in Greater Manchester. The following seven (non-chronological) phases coordinate insights from our Windrush Defenders network to strategize against the [re]production of racial disparities within the Criminal Justice System.
Independently designed forums create space for our network to gain transparency on how Greater Manchester Police protocols, policies and operations are determined. The forums also seek to understand how the police interpret particular social issues they are policing based on questions from our network.
The archive refers to the process of transcribing, cataloguing and indexing forum dialogues and research material with the consent of participants. This is to identify and organise the different points of view on the repeating conditions and social issues pertaining to racial disparities within the Criminal Justice System.
This phase speaks to the process of transmitting the archived media from the forum and research process to people within our Windrush Defenders network.
The research phase is our process for consulting with our network through focus groups and interviews, as well as collecting and analysing data to consider particular social issues and alternative responses we are calling Community Safety Protocols.
This phase focuses on the design of Community Safety Protocols - strategies and coordinated interventions that respond to particular social issues or conditions pertaining to racial disparities within the Criminal Justice System.
This phase draws on insights from our research and design process to coordinate with our network to implement Community Safety Protocols.
This phase will cooperatively identify specific outputs and measurable outcomes from the process of constructing and the practice of implementing Community Safety Protocols.
We are constantly updating each phase with new insights from our network so please get in touch with comments or questions for developing this work!