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Countywide Steering Committee
Community Room at Simpkins - 979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
October 15, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Law Enforcement-Community Dialogues
Santa Cruz County has been selected by Everyday Democracy, a national organization that has been using the dialogues process to address community issues since 1989, to be one of two "Partner Communities" across the country!
“The vision of the initiative is for community members, police, and other stakeholders to respectfully engage with each other to address issues affecting community safety and racial equity. Together these stakeholders will collaboratively lead, grow, and sustain safe, equitable, democratic communities. To accomplish this aim, Everyday Democracy will work collaboratively with communities to mobilize, train, and support a national learning network of community groups, public officials, and police departments to use a tested, equity-focused dialogue-to-change process to improve community-police relations.”
-Everyday Democracy, 2018
Members of the Watsonville Mayor's Youth Violence Prevention Initiative and the Santa Cruz/Live Oak Youth Violence Prevention Initiative will be engaged in the countywide roll out of Law Enforcement-Community Dialogues. There are many opportunities to participate including organizing, facilitating, circle participation, and action implementation.
Please contact YVPT Coordinator Julie Burr at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Live Oak/Soquel Corridor Pro-social Activities
Members of the Santa Cruz/Live Oak Youth Violence Prevention Initiative have been working together with First District Supervisor John Leopold's office to provide summer activities at Winkle Park as well as discussions for long term engagement with residents in the area following an uptick in violence and crime in the area this spring. Work group activities include survey development, community event planning, and ongoing after school activities.
Please contact YVPT Coordinator Julie Burr at email@example.com with questions or to get involved!
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If you would like to request more information about the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force or want to be added to the mailing list for the monthly newsletter, please contact the project coordinator:
Phone: +1 (831) 465-2211
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