Citizen Society & The LEWIS Registry
Promoting safer interactions between police & community
Founded in the wake of George Floyd's tragic death in 2020, The LEWIS Registry, now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to their mission of increasing accountability and transparency in the American police system. LEWIS is creating a unified national database comprised of former officers that have been terminated or have resigned related to serious misconduct, addressing what is commonly known as the "wandering officer" problem, where officers fired for misconduct in one department are simply rehired elsewhere. LEWIS is also developing research-backed curricula and community programs that foster safer interactions between civilians and law enforcement, furthering their commitment to address inequality across all disproportionately impacted communities while emphasizing empathy and mutual respect.
Through our partnership, the Little Black Box® via Citizen Society works with The LEWIS Registry to recognize honorable police officers killed in the line of duty, as well as individuals killed by police officers, with thoughtful celebration of life boxes that promote healing from each of the five senses. Please contact us to sponsor a special delivery of a LEWIS x Little Black Box healing box (pictured above) and we will help you honor their memory.
As a mom to an Autistic child and former UCLA child life specialist, Little Black Box® founder Michelle Scerbo is also working with The LEWIS Registry to advise on the development of the LEWIS BRIDGES Program, an interactive curriculum being built to reduce the risk of violence between police officers and community members. A part of this program will be focused on educating police officers on how to properly interact with individuals with disabilities.
Citizen Society is also the home of The LEWIS Registry merchandise marketplace - check out the products below!