Special Edition Update: Dialogues for Change
Dialogues for Change: Final Report
Amended August 2020
The purpose of the Youth Violence Prevention Network’s Dialogues for Change report is to share why and how a dialogues model was implemented across Santa Cruz County to address community-law enforcement relations as they relate to safety, equity, and policing that works for all.

We want to acknowledge that this issue has continued to evolve both nationally and locally, and what is expressed in this report is the result of the inclusive dialogue process from the spring of 2019 and may or may not be reflective of how the dialogue participants feel today. It is for this reason that the report has been amended from the version released in July 2020. That being said, it is our hope that this energy and knowledge will continue to drive forward collaborative action for positive community change.
Our Calls to Action:

  • To share this report widely to increase awareness of dialogue as a meaningful tool for community change and the need for inclusive public safety efforts;
  • To engage with others to organize action teams to hold additional dialogue circles and/or implement action ideas
  • Please reach out to us if you are interested in doing so!

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