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About Community-Law Enforcement Dialogues - Live Oak

COMMUNITY-LAW ENFORCEMENT DIALOGUES: Everyone has a role to play in ensuring our communities are safe & thriving!

The Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Task Force (YVPT) is hosting community dialogues across the county in April & May. We are looking for diverse community members to participate in our countywide effort to discuss important issues of community safety and policing.

We are bringing together people from all parts of our community including police officers, young people, parents, students, educators, service providers, business owners, members of the faith community…anyone interested in contributing their voice to these issues. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department, Watsonville Police Department, Santa Cruz Police Department, Capitola Police Department, and Scotts Valley Police Department have all committed to participating in these dialogues. The purpose of dialogues is to collaboratively identify opportunities for action for improving trust and inclusion in addressing community safety in Santa Cruz County.

We will hold 5 different dialogue circles, with each circle meeting for 6 sessions, once per week, starting in April. This means a commitment of 2 hours per week for 6 weeks. Each circle will have about 12 volunteer participants plus 2-3 volunteer facilitators and support volunteers. For trust building, consistency and maximum impact of the dialogues, we request your full commitment to all 6 sessions.

Child care (ages 5+), food, and Spanish interpretation will be provided at each dialogue circles. Youth participants under the age of 21 will receive a $25 Target gift card for each session attended.

Each circle will be held in the same location, day & time for the duration of the 6 weeks. When registering, please choose which circle you will be attending for the full 6 weeks:

Mondays 6-8 pm - Live Oak/Soquel
4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, and 5/13

Tuesdays 6-8 pm - Santa Cruz
4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, and 5/14

Wednesdays 6-8 pm - Capitola
4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, and 5/15

Saturdays 10 am-12 pm - Scotts Valley
4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, and 5/18

Saturdays 10 am-12 pm - Watsonville
4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, and 5/18

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