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Mica L. Williams

MICA L. WILLIAMS blends justice advocacy and policy research to champion vulnerable populations. Her recent work includes supporting Black and LGBTQ communities through legislative tracking and policy drafting at New Voices Pittsburgh; supporting incarcerated women’s rights at Women’s Law Project; and assisting ACLU-PA’s school-to-prison pipeline initiative. Previously, Mica conducted state...

Evaluating Pilot Community-Based Policing in Pittsburgh, PA

As a FUSE Executive Fellow, Mica L. Williams (2019-20) worked with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to evaluate a pilot community-based policing unit. As part of this work, Mica developed strategic recommendations for improving and replicating the model throughout the...

We Can Work Together. History Tells Me So

Perspectives from a FUSE fellow who worked with law enforcement professionals and the Black community they serve.

Advancing Public Safety Sensor Technology with Transparency

The City of Columbus aims to promote public safety by leveraging real-time safety sensor data collection technologies to respond to and investigate criminal activity. Key is data-driven approaches, public transparency, and affiliated public agency stakeholder engagement in the process of selecting, siting, and utilizing new and existing sources and methods...

Assessing and Addressing Housing Insecurity

The City of Columbus recognizes that housing instability is an increasing challenge for many residents, but certain communities and neighborhoods face greater risks of evictions, displacements, and homelessness. To better understand the challenge and develop more proactive approaches to increasing housing stability, Mayor Ginther’s administration will engage a FUSE Executive...

Dedicating a Year to Public Service

What made these talented professionals switch gears and work with civic organizations?

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