2. The Talk Phase

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

Soon after the Nevada County Community Action Team was formed and surveys were collected and studied, patterns were appearing. We became aware of a number of sexual assault reports being tied to nightlife and substance use. As more surveying and talking began, we heard more incidents of drink drugging related assaults. A concerned team member came to the Community Action Team and pitched the idea of focusing on harm-reduction training in our town's nightlife centers. 

We also simultaneously shifted our focus onto racial justice and human rights policies regarding community resiliency and safety during COVID-19 an racial justice protests. We have organized and met with numbers of influential leaders in Nevada County to deepen our network of community conversations regarding topics such as mental health, access to education and well-paying jobs, access to social services, and solving issues such as