Connecticut is grappling with a significant problem in its traffic enforcement system - racial and ethnic disparities. To address this issue, the Connecticut Racial Profiling Prohibition Project (CTRP3) was created. Their goal is simple: to inspire positive change, advocate for justice, and give a voice to those affected by racial profiling. This case study takes a closer look at how the CTRP3 website is tackling the problem, detailing their objectives, research methods, and collaborative initiatives educate, empower, and spark positive change regarding racial profiling in traffic enforcement.
Connecticut's traffic enforcement system faces the critical issue of racial and ethnic disparities, necessitating the creation of a collaborative and informative platform to unite communities and law enforcement in combating the problem of racial profiling.
- Provide an informative and engaging platform that educates users on racial profiling in traffic enforcement.
- Offer easy access to resources, research findings, and educational materials related to the issue.
- Create an intuitive user experience that encourages exploration and understanding of the problem.
- Foster a sense of empowerment and advocacy among users to combat racial profiling.
- Ensure accessibility and responsiveness on various devices for a diverse audience.
- Establish a visually captivating and user-friendly website to promote its mission and values effectively.
- Facilitate collaboration and dialogue between community stakeholders and law enforcement agencies.
- Amplify the organization's impact by providing comprehensive resources and research findings.
- Spark a movement towards the elimination of racial profiling in traffic enforcement.
- Serve as a catalyst for positive change and inspire ongoing efforts to combat injustice.
CTRP3 aims to inspire positive change, advocate for justice, and amplify the voices of those affected by racial profiling, ultimately working toward a more equitable and just future.
The initiative aimed at tackling racial profiling in Connecticut's traffic enforcement began by assessing the initial needs of the community. This involved a thorough review of existing data, community experiences, and law enforcement practices, in close collaboration with the CT Data Collaborative, an organization with valuable research resources. Subsequently, the project gathered and analyzed data on various aspects of traffic stops, including the demographics of those stopped, reasons for stops, and their outcomes, with the goal of uncovering patterns and disparities.
To gain a deeper understanding, surveys and interviews were conducted to capture qualitative insights from community members, law enforcement personnel, and other stakeholders. Furthermore, a review of the legal framework pertaining to traffic stops and racial profiling in Connecticut was an integral part of the research. Engaging with the local communities played a central role, allowing the project to identify key findings that would inform its strategy and content. The CT Data Collaborative provided essential support in visualizing the data, ensuring that the project's key findings were presented in an accessible and compelling manner.
- Diverse in terms of age, with a focus on individuals aged 18 and above.
- Gender inclusivity was an important goal, both male and female visitors, and individuals who identify outside the gender binary.
- Needs to cater to a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds as income levels vary across the state.
- Audience may consist of activists, community organizers, policymakers, researchers, and concerned citizens.
- Individuals involved in traffic stops
- Individuals in Connecticut and the state's 94 municipal police departments and state police
- Law Enforcement Agencies
- General Public