PARC provides independent, evidence-based counsel on effective and accountable policing. We work with law enforcement agencies, local governments, and community organizations.
Featured Project: Cleveland Monitoring
PARC's Vice President & Deputy Director, Matthew Barge, currently serves as the federal court-appointed monitor to oversee implementation of a Consent Decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and city of Cleveland. The effort addresses a number of issues.
A 15-member PARC Team conducts the monitoring.
Featured Project: Seattle Monitoring
PARC's Executive Director, Merrick Bobb, currently serves as the federal court-appointed monitor to oversee implementation of a Consent Decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and city of Seattle. The effort is addressing excessive force and discriminatory policing.
PARC staff and consultants have served as the Monitoring Team from day one.
Directing Progress in Seattle ›
Featured Project: New Orleans
After assisting the New Orleans City Council with setting up an institutionalized civilian police monitor, PARC currently is engaged by the New Orleans of Office of Inspector General to conduct an independent peer review – to gauge the monitor's accomplishments, determine areas of success, and identify areas for continued progress.
Strengthening Civilian Oversight in New Orleans ›
Featured Project: Chicago Stop and Pat-Down Settlement Agreement
Merrick Bobb and Matthew Barge serve as lead police practices experts to a retired federal Magistrate Judge overseeing an agreement between the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois and the Chicago Police Department that addresses policies and practices relating to investigatory stops and protective pat-downs.