The Yolo County District Attorney’s Multi-Cultural Community Council is soliciting nominations for its Justice Leadership Awards, which will be presented at a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. The event will take place in the atrium of the Yolo County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland.
Nominations are being sought to recognize individuals or organizations in the following categories: administration of justice, faith-based communities, public schools, human services and community engagement volunteers.
Nominations are due Aug. 20. For more information and a nomination form, contact Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multi-Cultural Community Council strives to enrich understanding of Yolo County’s diverse population and to celebrate how cultural knowledge expands our ability to accept and appreciate differences.
The MCCC was created by Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, along with MCCC chair Jesse Ortiz, and has members from throughout the county. The group acts as advisers to Reisig.
The awards luncheon is focused on recognizing individuals or organizations who promote multicultural relationships, acceptance and peace; forge diverse coalitions to assure ongoing community dialogue related to cultural awareness, the criminal justice system, and public safety; and ensure multicultural community participation in educational and informational programs related to accessing, understanding and providing input to the criminal justice system.