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Subject: Making a Difference Together Email Body: Good Evening, First, I will like to say thank you for the opportunity and for inviting me back for such a great cause. As a Victim Advocate, I have seen the injustice that many communities in New York have been through over the years and I know what it takes to fix these problems Lack of cultural awareness has made it difficult for all parties involved and it is time to make a change. I have attached an assessment and some ideas that I believe will help criminal justice professional move forward in building relationships with the community. I look forward to your feedback and working with you. Kind Regards Email Attachment: Cultural differences can drastically impact society’s interactions with criminal justice professionals. Understanding different cultures is a major part of being open minded. Many cultures have their own set of values and morals that they live by and just because they are different from our own, it doesn’t mean that it is wrong. If criminal justice professionals have the right training and hire a more diverse group of individuals, they may be able to bridge the gap with communities. Different cultures view criminal justice professionals differently, some have negative views as where others have positive views. These views reflect the interactions that communities have had with the criminal justice system.
Stereotypes are a generalization of beliefs regarding a specific group of people. Stereotyping makes us prejudice and bias towards people, may it be in a negative or positive way. Not all Asian people fit the stereotypes giving to their race however it doesn’t stop people from thinking that they are all successful and that they are the “model minority”. Many Asian communities find that they trust police officers and have not have many bad interactions with them. Since history has deemed them the model minority, criminal justice professionals treat

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