Last Monday, Oregon State students and community members gathered to discuss the options within the Corvallis community to reduce/prevent crime, as well as ethical ways that we can rehabilitate people who have committed crimes.
Jack Hobbes, a junior in Environmental Economics and Policy, was a conversation facilitator. After lots of conversation, Hobbes came away with a strong feeling that as a community we have a strong drive to do what is right, yet we are limited by systematic and institutional roadblocks that lead us in the opposite direction.
Hobbes said that the Community Dialogue was an amazing way to connect with community and staff members on a unique level about these issues and that the whole group was able to learn a lot. Going forward, he believes our community will be able to make a lot of change by creating better communication between public and law enforcement.