The Community Conversation entitled "Part 2, New Models for Social Justice: Police Reform" will feature Anne Janks, Organizer at the Coalition for Police Accountability. Anne Janks will share the proposed Oakland pilot program which would respond to some 911 calls with a counselor and an EMT, instead of armed police. This program does not involve abolishing the police department but is a new model that re-imagines public safety.
with no right to unionize. She has lived in Oakland for 25 years. Her background includes workers' rights
education, legislative campaigns, fundraising, website development, and social media advocacy. She began volunteering with the Coalition for Police Accountability in 2016 during the campaign for a ballot measure to create an independent community body to oversee the Oakland Police Department. The resulting Oakland Police Commission is the strongest independent oversight body in the country, with authority to write policy, independently investigate and discipline officers, and fire the police chief. Despite ongoing disputes over their mandated independence and resources, the commission has drafted new policy protecting residents from disparate stops and limited OPD access to military equipment, fired officers who killed a sleeping homeless man, and fired the police chief.