Law Enforcement-Community Dialogues to Change Project
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
Please contact YVPT Coordinator Julie Burr at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to get involved!
The Youth Violence Prevention Network is made possible through the generous contributions from:
- Santa Cruz County Human Service Department
- Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
- Santa Cruz County Probation Department
- Santa Cruz County Office of Education
- Department of Justice
- Monterey Peninsula Foundation
- Kaiser Permanente
- Countless In-Kind Contributions!