Public Safety and Local Police Reform

Date(s) - Thursday, May 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Reports from the Public Safety Racial Equity Advisory Group,

Law Enforcement, and Community Groups


Phin Xaypangna, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer,

County Executive Office, County of Ventura

Claudia Bautista, Ventura County Public Defender and

Public Safety Racial Equity Advisory Group (PSREAG) Co-Chair

Bill Ayub, Sheriff of Ventura County


Vanessa Valdez, Latinx Bar Association President

Moderated by:  Cynthia Salas, Latino Town Hall President

Topics to include…

  • PSREAG formation, goals, progress, future plans
  • Police reform efforts in Ventura County
  • Community perception
  • Future needs

In 2020, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.  What actions have taken place since to enhance public safety and racial equity?  Meet VC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.  Learn about the Public Safety Racial Equity Advisory Group’s (PSREAG) formation and progress.  Hear from our VC Sheriff about local police reforms and from community voices on what more might be needed.

Please register for the forum in advance here:

Spanish interpretation will be available.  Spanish registration link here/Por favor, regístrese para el foro por ademantado aqui:úblicayReformaPoliciaLocal

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