PARC provides independent, evidence-based counsel on effective and accountable policing.
We help law enforcement agencies, local governments, and community organizations implement data-driven, common-sense solutions that work for officers and the communities they serve.
PARC's Co-Executive 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.
An 19-member PARC Team conducts the monitoring.
PARC's Co-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.
Featured Project: Chicago Stop & Frisk Settlement
Matthew Barge serves as lead police practice expert 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.