Dayton’s Mediation Response Unit - Sept. 15, 2022

  Dates & times
  • Thu, 09/15/2022 - 7:00pm
  Category Local Interest
  Age Groups Adult, Teen


7-8 pm Thursday, September 15

Wright Library Community Room

Join Cherise Hairston and Raven Cruz Loaiza from the Dayton Mediation Center, Lt. Stephen Clark from the Dayton Police Department, and Sinclair College Police Chief Tom Thompson for a panel discussion of this exciting new project.

Dayton’s Mediation Response Unit: A New Policing Model

The first initiative of its kind in the nation, the Mediation Response Unit launched in May 2022 as an alternative response team that handles low emergent 911 calls within the City of Dayton. Typical calls include noise complaints, barking dogs, neighbor disputes, and unruly juveniles. With skills in crisis response, de-escalation, and conflict resolution, the MRU team strives to build relationships, and their work allows Police to spend more time on higher emergent 911 calls.

About the Mapping Equity in Dayton event series

Mapping Equity in Dayton, a traveling exhibit developed by a team at Sinclair, will be on display in Wright Library’s Community Room during the month of September. The exhibit uses maps along with current and historical data to show how communities today are still affected by redlining, a 1930s U.S. government practice that ranked neighborhoods and then used color-coded maps to decide who could receive subsidized housing loans and other resources.

Wright Library's LET'S TALK series promotes in-depth conversation, intentional community, respect, active listening, and problem-solving among neighbors.