Thank You for Attending the Dream Beyond Bars Town Hall!

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Dear Community,

On behalf of the Dream Beyond Bars researchers and staff at Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice and Urban Peace Movement, we want to show you our utmost respect, appreciation, and gratitude for attending the Dream Beyond Bars Town Hall last week.

You have shown widespread support for community-based alternatives to youth incarceration.

Together, we let elected officials know that we care about what happens to young people who become incarcerated in Alameda County.

We made key partnerships possible in order to #DreamBeyondBars and build a community that empowers and supports young people instead of locking them away.

Our campaign to end youth incarceration and the adultification of youth has just begun — and we want you to be a part of it.

One step you can take now is filling out our survey on alternatives to youth incarceration and sharing the link with your networks:

Please direct all questions about the survey to Mar Velez at

Take the Survey


Thank you all for supporting us and having faith in the future we envision for Alameda County.

Dreaming Beyond Bars means we #CloseYouthPrisons and #BuildYouthLeaders, shifting from individual punishment to community healing and a thriving future for young people.