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Restorative Justice supports Special Ed

In one of our middle school partnerships with Tustin Unified School District, our Restorative Justice Specialist (RJS) Desiré J. Campusano, works closely with school counselors and teachers to support healthy relationship building and conflict resolution. Our restorative schools program roots its work in the belief in everyone’s capacity for empathy, so Desiree was inspired when she had the opportunity to

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We’re Hiring: Human Relations Specialist

We're Hiring: Human Relations Specialist

This position serves as support staff to the Human Relations Commission and is funded through a contract with the County of Orange. The current scope of work focuses on areas of Police Community Reconciliation Program (PCRP), police-community relations, human relations issues awareness, community crisis response/support, trainings and workshops around culture diversity, respect, conflict resolution and reconciliation.

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After racism allegations at football game, Santa Ana and Aliso Niguel high schools engage in dialogue

After racism allegations at football game, Santa Ana and Aliso Niguel high schools engage in dialogue

Aliso Niguel and Santa Ana high schools made national headlines in September, but not in a good way. Santa Ana High School’s principal Jeff Bishop posted on social media that his students were insulted and offended during a Sept. 8 football game at Aliso Niguel High School when students chanted “USA…USA” when their team won and holding up “Trump 2020” signs and campaign posters.

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Hate Crimes rose 17% last year according to FBI

Hate Crimes rose 17% last year according to FBI

Reported hate crimes in America rose 17 percent last year, the third consecutive year that such crimes increased, according to newly released FBI data that showed an even larger increase in anti-Semitic attacks. Law enforcement agencies reported that 7,175 hate crimes occurred in 2017, up from 6,121 in 2016. That increase was fueled in part by more police departments reporting hate crime data to the FBI, but overall there is still a large number of departments that report no hate crimes to the federal database.

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