Public Safety and Justice

Zeke came to the city council having been a teacher in schools that looked and felt like jails. After a school shooting, he championed The Healing City Act which made Baltimore the first city in the country to legislate trauma-informed care. As Council President, Zeke will accelerate the implementation of that law, understanding that we must address Baltimore’s mental health crisis – an epidemic which drives violence and addiction in our communities. 

Zeke understands that ‘public safety’ does not simply mean law enforcement for violent crimes, it also means increased housing inspectors to ensure seniors are living in well-maintained buildings and ensuring that young adults have summer job opportunities. ‘Public safety’ means enforcement and accountability, and it also means enrichment and access.

Zeke's Record
Zeke's Vision

In the News

Public safety-centered leadership in the news.
March 27, 2023
Councilman seeks to stop plan to send contaminated water from Ohio train derailment to Baltimore
December 16, 2022
Next City
Op-Ed: The Need For Trauma-Informed Care In American Cities
March 1, 2021
Baltimore Magazine
GameChanger: Zeke Cohen
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