A RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PROGRAM FROM THE LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
"Justice will not come because someone bestows it. It will come because we make it happen."
- Mike Feuer
Los Angeles City Attorney
Message From Mike
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS COMMUNITY VISION CONVERSATION (CVC)?
The CVC is one of our Office's responses to urgent calls for justice, reform of law enforcement and other institutions, the elimination of systemic racism, and more, following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others.
We hope to provide a safe space for our participants to fully express themselves about these issues—and really listen to each other—as we strive for meaningful change, mutual respect, healing and reconciliation.
These conversations are important in themselves, but we intend to go beyond talking about these crucial issues. We hope to take what we learn from our participants and translate those lessons into action that serves our community. The time for that action—to take steps toward tangible and long-lasting change—is now. Only then can we truly, authentically, emerge as a stronger and more unified community.
WHEN WILL I VIRTUALLY ATTEND?
We will be sending out a survey in circulation to determine the best day and time of the week that works for all participants.
WHO WILL BE PARTICIPATING?
Our office sent thousands of letters inviting those who were arrested by LAPD while protesting in response to the killing of Mr. George Floyd who did not engage in acts of violence, looting or property damage. We have also invited local business owners whose businesses were affected by the demonstrations as well as LAPD Officers. In addition to providing a forum for participants to express themselves, we are also using the CVC as an effort to begin to build a sense of community by bridging gaps and finding some common ground so that we can all build a better Los Angeles. If you fall into one of these categories and you are interested in participating, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
In light of COVID-19, the first CVC will be held remotely. Participants will receive a link to the meeting and be able to participate, but maintain a social distance from other participants.
HOW CAN I COMMUNICATE WITH THE CVC TEAM?
If you need to contact us, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I ATTEND?
In a nutshell, what's said here stays here, but what's learned here leaves here.
I'VE TOLD YOU I WANT TO PARTICIPATE. NOW WHAT?
Once you confirm that you are interested in participating, you should receive an email confirmation from us. You will receive further communications from us regarding details for the CVC at the same email address, so please use an email address you check regularly to receive further details.
WILL THIS BE RECORDED? OR SHARED WITH THE PUBLIC?
No! It is imperative to our Office to create an environment that fosters transparency and openness to really maximize the effectiveness of the CVC. The things shared by all participants will be kept in strict confidence and not used against any of the participants whatsoever.
HOW CAN I GIVE FEEDBACK TO THE CVC TEAM?
After the CVC, we invite participants to fill out the exit survey on this webpage,
lacityattorney.org/cvc. Please also feel free to continue to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There may be more than one CVC event, so we welcome all constructive feedback to be serve our community.