APTP First Responders Training


May 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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The Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) first responders training draws upon over ten years of experience of investigating incidents of police terror and providing support to impacted families. The training will cover the history, structure, and organizing model of APTP, the principles of our work, conducting independent peoples’ investigations, introduction to the APTP model of supporting those impacted by police terror, and an overview of our jail support program.

Independent Investigations: This part focuses on conducting independent people’s investigations including considerations on how to build your team, security and Know Your Rights considerations, required skills and infrastructure, preparation, identifying witnesses, trauma-informed interviewing, cultural humility, collecting evidence, and documenting investigations. We will use case studies from our investigations in Oakland, and provide time for knowledge and skill sharing, and discussion.

CopWatching: In the great tradition of our Oakland’s Pathers, Brown Berets, and other radical grassroots community groups, we need to Police the Police! Learn how to observe and document police harassment in our communities, advocate for someone under arrest, and deescalate police intervention.

Family Support: This part will cover the principles of our work with families impacted by state terror, the introduction to our trauma-informed family support model, an overview of typical challenges and current needs faced by the families. Family support is on-going relationship building, long term advocacy and partnership with families impacted by police terror as they seek justice, navigate the legal system, cope with trauma, and create community with other impacted families.

Jail Support: Jail Support Training will cover the structure and procedures of our program providing community care and support for people released from Alameda County Jail (Santa Rita).

We will share materials including our confidentiality agreement, investigation form, flyer, and a training manual.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 15, 2021 01:00-06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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