By Tiffany Iverson, Heather Maloney, Julissa Marcencia
Leading from the heart! We were inspired by how everyone from the Criminal Justice Day is absolutely leading from the heart - their commitment to community was infectious.
“Commitment to Community” was the theme of the day coupled with collaboration. A couple of experiences that made a mark on us was that of the juvenile hall walk-through and conversation, along with the learnings from the Napa County Sheriffs’ Office. The approach of our Napa County juvenile system is rather progressive where they focus on taking the troubled youth and rehabilitate them to be functioning and successful adults in society. They give them the education they need to keep up with their schooling, as well as the support from mentors and other agencies for a more healthy and productive rehabilitation techniques. At the Napa County Sheriffs’ Office we were able to chat with different departments, including the EOD and K9 Teams. Here we witnessed strong collaboration and trust - even the K9’s were part of the circle of trust! Hearing the stories of how these teams put their lives on the line when going into unknown situations is impressively courageous.
Heart-led leadership is a tremendously respectable leadership style. All the day’s speakers have an interest for the greater well-being of our community and the desire to connect and elevate us all to safety.