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Addis Discusses Restorative Justice Practices in Aptos Community Event

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) addressed the Aptos community at the "Healing Our Communities: Restorative Practices" event, hosted by United Way Santa Cruz County.

Engaging with community members, elected officials, and county representatives, Addis emphasized the importance of understanding "AB 60: Restorative Justice Program" and promoting community-based restorative justice initiatives within the county.

"Listening to survivors and providing structured opportunities to be heard and have accountability are critical for healing. That's what restorative justice does." said Addis. "I helped pass AB 60 because survivors deserve to know about the resources available to them."

AB 60, authored by Assemblymember Isaac Bryan (D-55) was chaptered into law in 2023, ensuring that victims of crime are informed about restorative justice programs available in their county. Assemblymember Addis voted in support of the bill prior to its passage.

Dawn Addis was elected to the California State Assembly in 2022 to represent the coastal 30th Assembly District, which includes San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.

CONTACT: Julie Cravotto, (916) 319-2030