ICC is community based organization in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey. We work on an array of social justice and quality of life issues, including Fair Housing, Environmental Justice and Community Development, in addition to providing direct services. We have in the past 2 years become involved in efforts to increase police accountability in our city, and recently we have joined a coalition called Newark Communities for Police Accountability (N-CAP). The Newark Police Department has just been investigated by the US Dept. of Justice, and the findings showed systemic violation of civil rights by the police. Through N-CAP we will be working to make sure that community members are able to participate and contribute to the process of improving the Newark Police Department, as we advocate for more community control of the NPD. ironboundcc.org