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MARCC’s Priority Concerns for 2017

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MARCC Statements and Letters

Click on the links below to read some of MARCC's statements.

MARCC Statement to UC's Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board on Local Community-Police Relations

Response to Cincinnati's General Fund Budget 2018

City Living and Minimum Wage, City Prevailing Wage & Crane Safety Ordinances

MARCC's Testimony on Healthy Ohio Medicaid 1115 Waiver

Local Religious Leaders Denounce Xenophobia: OpEd Letter

OpEd Letter to the Editor: To Welcome the Stranger

An Urgent Plea: Welcoming the Immigrant

Human Services Funding and the HSAC Review Process 2016/2017

Response to 150th Anniversary of 13th Amendment

MARCC Suggestions to CMHA Annual Plan and Policies 2015

Community-Police Relations Statement, Cincinnati Hearing of Gov. Kasich's Task Force

OpEd Letter to the Editor: A Path to Resolve Religious Conflict 

MARCC Statement on Ohio-Backed Anti-Immigration Lawsuit

HOME Funding for the Commons at Alaska and Cutter Apartments 

MARCC Recommendations to City Council's 2015 Human Services Budget Proposal

MARCC Support for CMHA 2014 Subsidies for Commons at Alaska Project

MARCC Housing Principles 10/09/2013

MARCC letter requesting that HUD place CMHA into administrative receivership

Response to Consolidated Plan 2010-2014

MARCC Letter to HUD Re: Metropole Relocation Plan 11/2/09

Fay Apartments, 6/22/09

Jimmy Heath House, 6/22/09

Health/Education/Environment Human Services Funding, 5/21/09

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, 4/14/09

Statement to Planning Committee, 2/10/09


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2017 Priority Concerns

1) Community-Police Relations & Justice Reform


  • Convene groups and organizations to register vulnerable populations for the MARCC ID Card.
  • Inform judicatories, delegates, and broader community about the implementation of new preschool initiative that potentially reduces the number of children that enter the school to prison pipeline.
  • Learn about the justice system.
  • Listen to what people inside the system recommend to improve it.
  • Send reps to serve on policy initiatives that improve the justice system.Advocate for jury selection reform in Hamilton County Justice System.
  • Advocate for public policy initiatives that reduce the local and state prison population.
  • Learn, inform and advocate for employment certificate that advance high school youth who do not go to college.
  • Inform judicatories, delegates and broader community about the flow of local dollars to address the training and employment needs of young adults ages 16-24 in Hamilton County.

2) Interfaith Dialogue on Contentious Issues & Advocacy for Human Rights


  • Interpret world events of systemic prejudice or acts of violence initiated by or aimed at a particular religion or faith that have local consequences, to judicatory leaders, delegates, local community and media.
  • Listen to the voices within judicatories and community who are targets for discrimination or violence.
  • Learn and research interfaith dialogue and communication models that can be used in the community, police training academy and media to encourage understanding and strengthen processes that promote fair treatment of diverse religions and communal values.
  • Convene judicatory leaders to respond quickly to violence or symbolic acts of discrimination against a particular faith or religion.
  • Monitor implementation of recommendations made by Cincinnati Mayor's Task Force or Immigration.
  • Advocate for local policies in support of fair and just treatment of immigrants; and strengthen interfaith relationships and human rights in the local community as values related to policies and well-being.
  • Advocate for policies and processes that will put an end to human trafficking in the metropolitan region.          



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                USPS - Holiday hiring
                ViaQuest - Direct Support Professionals
                Northern Kentucky Health Department - Clinic Registered Dietitian
                Re-Entry/Ex-Felon friendly companies!
                Adventure Kids - Child Care Staff Member
                City of Middletown - Police/Fire 911 Dispatcher            
                Paycor - Associated Distribution Specialist
                First Student - Drivers
                Anthem - several opportunities

                Manufacturing Certification Program
                Aspire Skills Program 
                Training Assessment Placement Project (TAPP) - Veterans and Restored Citizens 
Job Corps  


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