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Dialogues Between Police, Community Promote Positive Change

Residents in Duval Heights meet with Gainesville police officers to discuss issues in their community.

The Gainesville Police Department and The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding are bringing dialogues to the communities around Gainesville to hear from people who have issues in their neighborhoods. These police-community dialogues are expanding and promoting positive change, and RPCP believes that healthy communication breaks the cycle of violence and creates safer communities.

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Social-Emotional Program Aims To Reduce Bullying

At A. Quinn Jones Exceptional Student Center, every student uses seventh period for social-emotional learning. Designed to help reduce bullying, the class is the first regularly scheduled class of its kind in Gainesville. Students take the time to learn how to better communicate with peers and resolve social conflicts through self-awareness, …

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Program Fosters Police-Youth Relationships

Police-Youth Picture_Crum

The Gainesville Police Department teamed up with the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding to discuss the relationships between police officers and youths. The Police-Youth Dialogue Program gives police officers and youths an safe outlet to share experiences and misunderstandings.

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Peacebuilding center named after the late River Phoenix

The late River Phoenix (photo courtesy of Heart Phoenix)

The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding is providing innovative ways to resolve conflict in Gainesville. Heart Phoenix, her husband Jeffrey Weisberg and Dot Maver are the founders of RPCP and believe the building of peace begins on a local scale. The center, named after Phoenix’s late son, provides services like mediation, communication skill building …

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