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Bonnie Bucqueroux

Policing.comwas created by Bonnie Bucqueroux, former Associate Director of the National Center for Community Policing at Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice. In that capacity, she co-authored two best-selling books on community policing reform with the late Dr. Robert Trojanowicz, a pioneer in the field.

Bucqueroux has consulted with numerous national police organizations - the Police Executive Research Forum, the Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Community Policing Consortium, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, as well as the the Violence Against Women Office, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Office of the Police Corps which are all part of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Many current and past projects focus on curriculum development and the implementation and evaluation of community policing. Bucqueroux continues to consult and provide training for police departments nationwide.

Since leaving the Center in the mid-1990s, Bucqueroux has explored ways to apply the lessons of community policing to addressing juvenile crime within a Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) framework. She was a consultant with the Michigan Bureau of Juvenile Justice's Building Restorative Communities (BRC) initiative, adapted from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Comprehensive Strategy initiative. Her interest in online training led to the development of Michigan's four-week webcourse on BARJ and the BRC Cyber-Institute.

Bucqueroux is also involved in efforts to help at-risk girls. She designed a free online course on Creating a Responsive and Restorative Environment for Girls for the Michigan Female Responsive Task Force.

Bucqueroux now coordinates the Victims and the Media Program at Michigan State University's School of Journalism. She also directs Crime Victims for a Just Society, a national victim advocate organization that supports community policing reform.

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