Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative Publishes Translated Materials

(Ithaca, N.Y., September 23, 2021) — The Reimagining Public Safety Collaborative has published the plans approved earlier this year by both the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County in the following languages:

• Burmese (City Documents, County Documents)

• Karen (City Documents, County Documents)

• Spanish (City Documents, County Documents)

• Korean (City Documents, County Documents)

• Traditional Chinese (City Documents, County Documents)

• Simplified Chinese (City Documents, County Documents)
The documents are available at the links above and in the folder found at this link:

These languages were identified following analysis of popular non-English languages in the Ithaca and Tompkins County Area and conversation with community partners and agencies. The Collaborative has shared these documents with local agencies and organizations that work closely with community members who speak or read these languages.

Tompkins County Chief Equity and Diversity Officer and Reimagining Public Safety Project Manager Deanna Carrithers stated, “These plans to reimagine public safety in our communities will impact all of us – it is critical that we continue to increase access to information on these plans so
everyone in our communities can stay informed and share their input.” Carrithers continued, “Thank you to our wonderful community partners and civic organizations who have engaged non-English speaking populations throughout this process, and who have shared this information with clients and community members.”

City of Ithaca Director of Human Resources and Reimagining Public Safety Project Manager Schelley Michell-Nunn stated, “These plans are in place to improve safety for all members of our community. To build a truly inclusive and equitable process we are bringing all voices to the table, and publishing this translated information will inform even more of our community members who are too-often left out of the conversation.”