Podcast: Policing, Budgets and Better Safety

Podcast: Policing, Budgets and Better Safety

Prevention Institute’s Lisa Fujie Parks interviews Anthony Smith from Cities United and Cuco Rodriguez from the Hope and Heal Fund about advocating with mayors and school districts to divest from policing and invest in proven public health approaches to community safety, like violence interruption and youth employment opportunities. They highlight the need for cities and philanthropy to invest equitably and for white-led organizations to act as allies in support of frontline organizations led by and that support African American communities and other communities of color.

These community-based organizations are not only working to stop violence, but they are also protecting people from COVID-19, connecting people to food and jobs, and supporting culturally-rooted multigenerational healing. This podcast was made possible with support from The Langeloth Foundation and CARESTAR Foundation.

Ending violence by the police and in the community: calls to action for justice and peace.

About the CARESTAR Foundation

The CARESTAR Foundation was founded as a result of the sale of CALSTAR (California Shock Trauma Air Rescue) and honors CALSTAR’S legacy and lifesaving work in the field of emergency and trauma care. CARESTAR’s mission is to strengthen connections and foster partnerships in California’s injury prevention, emergency response, and trauma care landscape to improve outcomes for all Californians.


Laura Kaufman, Communications Director

The CARESTAR Foundation

925-286-2137 | lkaufman@carestarfoundation.org