Wednesday, November 18, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: New Program Builds Bridges Between Community, Law Enforcement

MEDIA ADVISORY                                           

Nov. 18, 2015

CONTACT: Craig Sturak, Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego

619-515-6579; Cell Number: 619-405-4833


New Program Builds Bridges Between Community, Law Enforcement

Training Series Focuses on Building Communication, Trust in Southeast San Diego


WHAT:                 County leaders will join officials from the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego Unified School District, the National Conflict Resolution Center and residents to discuss their partnership to build relationships between police and residents of southeastern San Diego through a program focusing on strengthening communication, sharing experiences and changing perceptions.


WHO:                   Supervisor Greg Cox, San Diego County Board of Supervisors District 1

Nick Macchione, Director, County Health and Human Services Agency

Shelley Zimmerman, Chief, San Diego Police Department

Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District

Steven Dinkin, President, National Conflict Resolution Center

Students who participated in the program

Note: We will have a Spanish-speaking spokesperson available.                               


WHEN:                 Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1:30 PM

Media are asked to arrive by 1:20 to sign in at the school and set up.


WHERE:               Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

Note: Event will be held in the library. Media parking will be available by using the entrance off of Willie James Jones Ave. See map below.


WHY:                    The Art of Inclusive Communication is an innovative, multi-session training program at Lincoln High School that aims to build trust between law enforcement and residents of southeastern San Diego. This pilot training program is led by the National Conflict Resolution Center and brings together officers from the San Diego Police Department’s Southeastern Division and more than 40 students and parents. The training series builds communication skills by focusing on trust and understanding of how communication can break. The program is funded by the County of San Diego in support of Live Well San Diego, the County’s vision for healthy, safe and thriving communities and residents.


VISUALS:             Event will be in the school library; posters explaining the Art of Inclusive Communication training will be displayed. 


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