The Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM) is proud to announce the launch of a new program called the Community Defense Project (CDP). Developed by Steven Dy (former lead organizer) and Shannah Kurland (community lawyer), CDP aims to a variety of services to community members who have faced police brutality.
CDP aims to offer:
- free to low cost legal services
- training and support for CopWatch
- investigating and intel on problem police
- community education and outreach
- healing ourselves from police abuse
PrYSM hopes that through CDP, we will be able to further reclaim our streets and take safety back into our own hands. If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact our Organizing Director Steven or Legal Director Shannah. Check CDP out on Facebook too and look out for us at CSRI’s Khmer New Year’s Celebration where we will be officially launching the program.
If you’re interested in helping out or finding out more about the work CDP is doing, feel free to fill out and share this google form.