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MISSION: Seek out the causes of tension and conflict, discrimination and intolerance, and eliminate those causes


Monthly Summary of Activities: October 2017

Police‐Community Relations
Police Community Reconciliation Program: Commission Staff facilitated 1 PCRP mediation case (OCSD)

PoliceYouth Dialogues: Commission staff has begun dialogues at Currie Middle School in Tustin and currently has 14 youth in attendance. 

Sheriff’s Interfaith Executive Committee meeting: Commission Director participated and contributed to future planning for the Sheriff’s Interfaith Council meetings.

Intergroup Relations

Community Outreach & Presentations:

  • Commission staff made a hate crime prevention presentation at the OCDE Substance Abuse Prevention Conference.
  • Commission staff facilitated a Community Building circle for the United Nations Association – Women’s group.
  • Commission staff participated in Diverse Community panel for the Sheriff’s Academy training.

#Hate Free OC Campaign:

  • Commission staff responded to 1 hate crime rand 1 hate incident reports from OCSD.
  • Commission staff collaborated with the California Association of Human Relations Organizations in organizing the November 9th SoCal CAHRO conference that Commission Chair & Commission Executive Director will be attending.
  • Commission staff facilitated a hate crime prevention workshop in Spanish at a Human Trafficking Survival event

Commission Director One-on-Ones:

  • Commission Director met with the following Board of Supervisors staffers: D5 Chief of Staff – Paul Walters and D3 Chief of Staff – Melanie Eustice.
  • Commission Director connected with John Becknell twice this month to discuss Commission’s Strategic planning process.
  • Commission Director met two community members interested in applying for the City Selection Committee HRC appointments.
  • Commission Director checked‐in with Commissioners Mark Miller and Bekele Demissie this month.

Staff Training

  • White Ally Training: Commission staff attended a 6 hour training where attendees received tools on how to create respectful and safe spaces for people with diverse viewpoints can dialogue about important community issues. 
  • Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST): Commission staff attended a 40‐hour training that certified Norma Lopez & Don Han to facilitate trainings for police recruits at the Sheriff’s Academy. Currently, all Commission staff are POST certified.

Community Building and Training

Sherriff’s Academy Training: Commission staff facilitated a Cultural Diversity & Sensitivity training for 60 police recruits this month. 

Implicit Bias Training: Commission staff facilitated an Implicit Bias training at Laguna Beach HS for 10 History Department faculty members.