Diversity, Equity & Social Justice

Transformative Justice: Community Health and Policy

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The final session of a three-part series exploring the current and future issues related to transformative justice and policing, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Executive Master of Leadership program, the USC Price Safe Communities Institute and the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) present a webinar on community health and policy.

The discussion features Michael J. Craw, acting chief police psychologist of Behavioral Science Services at the Los Angeles Police Department; Jonathan Goldfinger, CEO of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services; Andrea Welsing, director of the Office of Violence Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; and Carol Geffner, director of the Executive Master of Leadership program and professor of the practice of governance, management and policy at USC Price.

Who Will Benefit

– Those looking to understand the relationship between community health and policy, public safety and policing
– Law enforcement officials hoping to promote mental health awareness in police forces
– Those who want to learn how policy makers can help diminish the tension between community safety and policing

About Our Featured Faculty

Carol J. Geffner, PhD is professor of the practice of governance, management and policy at the USC Price School of Public Policy and director of the Executive Master of Leadership program. Geffner is well known for her thought leadership and advisory work with multi-sectorial organizations on improving human and organizational performance and the capacity for sustainable success. Geffner is particularly interested in the intersection between organizational performance, management and the discipline of psychology as a basis for her work. She is a nationally recognized speaker and thought leader on organizational change, CEO and executive team leadership and performance, large-scale transformation and application of learning theory to improving operational implementation.

Geffner has held faculty positions at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatochi Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate School and Chapman University. She has served on the Board of United Way of Orange County and the Ralph Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship at Chapman University. Geffner earned a PhD from Claremont Graduate University, a Master of Public Administration from USC and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto.