Bridging the Gap
safety & justice community dialogues

safety and justice

One aspect of the Bridging the Gap DSM Project is the Safety & Justice Community Dialogues. These dialogues, a joint project of the Des Moines Police Department and Civil & Human Rights Department, will utilize a discussion packet entitled “Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?” from the nationally recognized organization, National Issues Forums Institute. 

These solution-focused small group dialogues (of up to 16 persons) are designed for the Greater Des Moines Community to develop creative ideas on how we as a community can reduce violence and strengthen community relations with law enforcement. 

The small group discussion dates are scheduled for May 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 10th, 14th, 16th, and 18th. For those interested in being a part of these dialogues, please fill out the survey and select the date(s) that work best for you (you will only be confirmed for one). Seats are limited so please select dates and times that you can commit to.


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Online Registration

Full Discussion Packet

Summary Packet

Dialogue Event Dates & Locations - all sessions full - check back for future opportunities
DateTimeLocation
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 (FULL)8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Evelyn K Davis Center for Working Families, Room 127
801 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Thursday, May 3, 2018 (FULL)2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Evelyn K Davis Center for Working Families, Room 127
801 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Friday, May 4, 2018 (FULL)2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
East Side Library
2559 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317
Sunday, May 6, 2018 (FULL)3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
First Unitarian Church
1800 Bell Ave
Des Moines, IA 50315
Thursday, May 10, 2018 (FULL)2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Evelyn K Davis Center for Working Families, Room 127
801 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Thursday, May 10, 2018 (FULL)6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Evelyn K Davis Center for Working Families, Room 127
801 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Monday, May 14, 2018 (FULL)2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Municipal Services Center - Board Room
1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50309
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (FULL)8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
John R Grubb Community YMCA
1611 11th Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
Friday, May 18, 2018 (FULL)2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
South Suburban YMCA
401 Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315
Saturday, May 19, 2018 (FULL)3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Third Space
1707 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316