Lunch with a Leader featuring SCI Director Jim McDonnell

The Safe Communities Institute and the Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate partnered to host the second “Lunch with a Leader.” This edition showcased SCI Director and former LA County Sheriff, Jim McDonnell, offering attendees a unique opportunity to delve into his extensive 40-year journey in law enforcement. With a wealth of experience under his belt, McDonnell shared invaluable insights, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs he encountered throughout his distinguished career. The event served as a platform for engaging dialogue and meaningful reflection, providing attendees with a deeper understanding of law enforcement dynamics and its impact on communities.”

Safe Communities Institute

The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy continues a more than 60-year tradition of research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable “whole-of-community” public safety strategies, policies, and programs. SCI takes a holistic approach to encouraging and informing public safety efforts through collaboration between all public safety disciplines and the communities they serve.

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