First Presbyterian Church – Cedar Rapids

Insight Study Group

Please join us on Sunday from 9 am to 10 am in the Wernimont Room at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Cedar Rapids. These sessions are free and open to the public.

Are Our Responses to Crime Adequate?

6/10

[Insight @ FPC CR] Are Our Responses to Crime Adequate? – Abuse Is violent crime really on the upswing? What is the root of the problem, and can it realistically be solved? Should we be scared? Is controlling crime just as elusive here as in our big cities? Why are so few police walking the neighborhoods instead of in their cars most of the time? What is working? What is not, and why? If crime doesn’t directly affect us and our family and friends, why should be care if criminals kill each other, so what?

 

Anne Gruenewald, President and CEO of Four Oaks led the adoption of Four Oaks’ TotalChild approach. According to their website, “This comprehensive and long-term approach for helping children and families is based on the idea that when children hurdle all obstacles to success, families, homes, neighborhoods and communities are stronger.” She has a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin, and serves on a number of community boards. Please join us from 9 am to 10 am in the Wernimont Room at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Cedar Rapids. These sessions are free and open to the public.

 

6/17

6/3

[Insight @ FPC CR] Are Our Responses to Crime Adequate? – Police Responding to Crime: Using Guns, Kids Killing Kids & Gangs Is violent crime really on the upswing? What is the root of the problem, and can it realistically be solved? Should we be scared? Is controlling crime just as elusive here as in our big cities? Why are so few police walking the neighborhoods instead of in their cars most of the time? What is working? What is not, and why? If crime doesn’t’ directly affect us and our family and friends, why should be care if criminals kill each other, so what?

 

Wayne Jerman is the Cedar Rapids Chief of Police. Since the fall of 2012, he has been in charge of 212 sworn officers and 110 police employees. Chief Jerman has nearly 40 years experience as a police officer, most of that with the Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Police. Please join us from 9 am to 10 am in the Wernimont Room at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Cedar Rapids. These sessions are free and open to the public.

 

6/24

[Insight @ FPC CR] Are Our Responses to Crime Adequate? – Selling Drugs and Sex Is violent crime really on the upswing? What is the root of the problem, and can it realistically be solved? Should we be scared? Is controlling crime just as elusive here as in our big cities? Why are so few police walking the neighborhoods instead of in their cars most of the time? What is working? What is not, and why? If crime doesn’t directly affect us and our family and friends, why should be care if criminals kill each other, so what?

 

Sam Black has been the Division Manager for the Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services, State of Iowa for over 30 years. At facilities like the Lary Nelson Work Release Center, the staff provides “provide supervision services to state and federal adult persons on probation, parole and pre-release from prison transitioning from a secure facility to the community We provide housing, coaching and training that enables our clientele to re-enter society and assume the role of productive citizens.” Mr. Black has a Master’s degree in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies. Please join us from 9 am to 10 am in the Wernimont Room at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Cedar Rapids. These sessions are free and open to the public.