Research & Reports

We have developed numerous reports that explore many facets of our work. Often created in partnership with some of the most respected experts in their field, these reports offer actionable insights to help create a thriving Santa Cruz County.

 

 

Youth Action Network Community Dialogue Report

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Disclaimer This report tells the story of YVPN’s Dialogue for Change Project that concluded in June 2019. The purpose of the 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.

What is captured in this report represents the diverse voices and various perspectives of those involved in the process, and they may or may not reflect the opinions of report writers and project organizers. Additionally, recognizing the changing landscape of this complex relationship, the views expressed in the data and recommended ideas for action may or may not be reflective of how the dialogue participants feel today.

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2019 Community Assessment Project

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As one of the longest-running community assessments in the county, the Santa Cruz County Community Assessment Project provides an in-depth look into our community's well being.

 

 2019 CAP snapshots

Full Report

Community Prevention Partners

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Over the past 3 years, the Community Corrections Partnership Community Education and Engagement Workgroup (CCP CEEW) has worked to develop the Santa Cruz County Blueprint for Shared Safety: Survivors at the Center. The CCP CEEW, which includes representation from justice, government, community members, service providers, and survivors of crime, came together on a monthly base to grapple with complex issues and topics related to public safety and crime survivors/victims.

 

Santa Cruz County Blueprint for Shared Safety

2018 Community Assessment Project

Youth Violence Prevention NOW Youth Action Network Strategic Plan

 

YVPN

Turning The Curve is our countywide strategic plan that offers recommendations on ways to address youth violence and taking success to scale.

Youth Violence Prevention Strategic Plan