Two Join DCP Steering Committee

The Divided Community Project welcomes Chief RaShall Brackney and Kyle Strickland to the project’s steering committee.

Chief Brackney was appointed Chief of Police for Charlottesville Virginia in 2018 and comes to DCP with decades of police experience as the former Chief of Police of the George Washington University and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.  Dr. Brackney is a recognized expert in the areas of harm reduction, procedural and restorative justice practices, and community-police relations. Dr. Brackney earned Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. from Robert Morris University.  Her complete biography is available here.

Kyle Strickland is the Senior Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race &Ethnicity at The Ohio State University.  His work focuses on local and national civil rights issues, criminal justice reform, fair housing policy, and equitable access to education.  Kyle earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as Student Body President. Kyle, a native of Columbus, earned his B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University.  His complete biography is available here.

For more about the Divided Community Project’s steering committee, click our “project designers” tab.