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New Orleans Saints All-Pro Cam Jordan and Crescent City Corps Launch Anti-Racism and Community Engagement Training for Police Officers in New Orleans May 17

By Loyola University on Mon, 05/10/2021 - 12:20

Loyola Law Dean Madeleine Landrieu to serve on panel

New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Saints All-Pro Cam Jordan has teamed up with Crescent City Corps (CCC), a New Orleans-based non-profit that equips police officers with leadership development and community engagement training so that they can work alongside citizens to build a more just, safe, and inclusive city. After a successful pilot program with 10 officers in 2019, with the help of Jordan, they are now expanding to train over 80 NOPD officers in the next two years. 

This year’s officers will continue to build the foundation for a broader movement to change the face of policing in New Orleans and across the country. Over the course of 80 hours of intensive training and community conversations, participants will explore topics like leadership, racial equity, and trauma-informed policing to help the NOPD better understand what citizens want from law enforcement. These experiences will help officers and citizens begin a collaborative conversation to re-imagine what community safety might look like in their city and nation. 

 "Loyola College of Law is proud to partner with Crescent City Corp, the NOPD, Cam and Nikki Jordan, and other community groups as we come together to reimagine public safety for our community," said Law Dean Madeleine Landrieu, J.D. '88, H '05.

WHAT:     Jordan will be kicking off the program with a press conference on May 10th, where he will be joined by the Mayor of New Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, the Superintendent of Police, Shaun Ferguson, and Crescent City Corps Executive Director, Brent Godfrey. Jordan has a long history of supporting community initiatives in New Orleans and beyond and felt it necessary that bolder steps were taken to ensure anti-racist and anti-bias trainings were made available to more first responders in the city of New Orleans. 

WHO:        

New Orleans Saints, Cam Jordan and his non-profit God Iz Love Foundation
New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell 
Superintendent of Police, Shaun Ferguson
Dean of Loyola Law School, Madeleine Landrieu
Crescent City Corps, Executive Director Brent Godfrey
        
WHEN:    Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:00PM CT
        Press Conference will begin approx. 1:15PM CT

WHERE:    New Orleans City Hall
        1300 Perdido Street
        New Orleans, LA 70112
        Mayor’s press room on the second floor of City Hall

MEDIA:    For media coverage or interviews, please rsvp or inquire with Rebecca Otto at rotto@teamwass.com.

About Crescent City Corps 
Crescent City Corps is a New Orleans based non-profit that provides leadership training to new first responders and law enforcement officers with a focus on racial equity, community engagement, and positive social change. The program prepares participants to understand and engage with the city's most challenging issues and creates opportunities for first responders to build meaningful relationships with the citizens in the communities they serve so that they can work together towards a more just, inclusive, and safe New Orleans. For more information, please visit www.crescentcitycorps.org. 

About God Iz Love Foundation 
God Iz Love is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity founded by Cam and Nikki Jordan with a mission to create positive change not only in the lives of youth, but for the betterment of the community. The Foundation’s vision is committed to creating positive change through youth development initiatives starting in New Orleans, with the power and love of God’s light. The Jordan’s believe that the hope for change starts with this generation, and the responsibility continues to the next. By providing resources, positive interactions, innovative activations and experiences, God Iz Love will help foster positive influence and opportunities that inspire a brighter future.