USD’s Building Trust Partnership hosts event to help the community understand the legal system

SAN DIEGO – Members of the San Diego community will have the opportunity to come
together as part of a community education series to empower residents to better understand
the criminal justice system: From arrest to the DA, your defense, the judge and the

The legal system can be intimidating, especially when you’re not familiar with all of the actors
and the roles they play. Expert will explain what to expect in each step of the process. Panelists
include representatives from the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, San Diego Probation, San
Diego Police Department and others.

This session is part of The Building Trust Partnership, created in 2017 in response to a call to
action by Most Reverend Bishop of San Diego Robert McElroy, Bishop George McKinney
and other officials. The Building Trust Partnership is a collaboration between the Kroc Institute
for Peace and Justice at USD's Kroc School, the San Diego Organizing Project and the Roman
Catholic Diocese of San Diego. The Building Trust Partnership supports faith leaders who are
working to improve police community relations and restore trust.

Who: The Building Trust Partnership
What: Community education event on the criminal justice system
Where: New Harvest Church East
3060 54 th St., San Diego, CA 92105
When: February 25, 2019 - 6:00-7:30p.m.
***The event is free and open to the public, registration is encouraged.

For more information on The Building Trust Partnership, visit:

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Lissette Martinez
(619) 260-4659