Albany Law School will be closed today until 4pm due to the weather.
The Albany Common Council has appointed a new member to the Albany Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB): Veneilya A. Goodwin-Harden.
Veneilya A. Goodwin-Harden is currently serving as an Excelsior Fellow within the New York State Office of Mental Health in the Division of Child and Adult State Operations. Veneilya received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Russell Sage College and a master’s degree in Counseling in Community Psychology with a certificate in Forensic Mental Health at Sage Graduate School in Troy, New York. During her graduate studies at Sage, Veneilya worked to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and mental health. Veneilya has done a variety of work in the Albany and Troy communities including local outreach/advocacy with at risk teens, connecting individuals struggling with addiction to treatment, and volunteering with Albany County Crime Victims as a crisis hotline volunteer.
The CPRB is an independent body established by the City of Albany in 2000 to improve communication between the police department and the community, to increase police accountability and credibility with the public, and to create a complaint review process that is free from bias and informed of actual police practice. In a unique arrangement, the Government Law Center at Albany Law School provides substantial support services to assist the Board in its duties and responsibilities.
For more information about the Citizens’ Police Review Board, please visit: albanylaw.edu/CPRB