This presentation is currently scheduled for M16 (Day 1, Monday 22 March at 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM EST)
Diane Goldstein is a 21-year veteran of law enforcement who served as the first female lieutenant for the Redondo Beach (CA, USA) Police Department.
In 2021, Goldstein became the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership, a group of criminal justice professionals that work advancing justice and public safety solutions. She is a guest columnist for many media organizations, and recognized as a subject matter expert on criminal justice and drug policy. She holds a MA in criminology, law, and society and a BA in legal studies.
A failure to consider the impact of policing on public health has frequently been a missing link between law enforcement and drug policy. Yet responsible, compassionate policing has the potential not only to improve public health, but to help heal the damaged relationship between police and the public in the wake of ongoing flashpoints of violence and structural racism. Strategic Reforms can provide a legal and political mechanism that reduces the harms of the carceral system. Responsible, compassionate policing means the inclusion of harm reduction principles and public health strategies that results in ensuring that law enforcement and public health missions are driven by the needs, values and concerns of the people they serve.
Diane Goldstein, Law Enforcement Action Partnership (USA)
Brendan Cox, LEAD National Bureau (USA)
Brandon del Pozo, Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association (USA)
Mike Serr, Abbotsford Police Department (Canada)
Suzanne Sharkey (UK)