Community Forum on the Intersection of Race and Law Enforcement on August 5 (Post Date: 8/4/20)

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the County of Ventura will host a virtual Community Forum open to all members of the public online via Zoom to discuss the intersection of race and law enforcement in our community. The Community Forum will consist of a panel of County leaders and community representatives who will participate in a round table discussion, followed by questions from the public.

Panelists will include:
Bill Ayub, Ventura County Sheriff
Claudia Bautista, Assistant Ventura County Public Defender
Regina Hatcher-Crawford, President, Ventura County NAACP
Sevet Johnson, Director, Ventura County Behavioral Health
Marcus Mitchell, Director, Ventura County Department of Child Support Services
Mike Powers, Ventura County Executive Officer
Greg Totten, Ventura County District Attorney
Roslynn Wilfert, Representative, Black Lawyers of Ventura County

The Forum will be moderated by Monique Nowlin, County of Ventura Diversity and Inclusion Task Force representative and Deputy Director of the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging. Due to COVID-19 and current health orders, members of the public are invited to attend the webinar online or by phone. 

The online forum will also be livestreamed via social media on the County’s Facebook page and Spanish Facebook page.

Questions for the panelists may be submitted via email prior to and during the forum at To attend the forum, please visit