The Multi-Cultural Community Council (MCCC) was created by Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and former MCCC chairperson Dr. Jesse Ortiz, a professor at Woodland Community College. The council is composed of a diverse group of individuals throughout Yolo County. The group also acts as an advisory committee to the DA. The mission of the MCCC is to seek fair and equal justice, facilitate understanding, ensure open communication, and promote community participation, education and diversity within the criminal justice system.
District Attorney Jeff Reisig & former MCCC Chairperson Dr. Jesse Ortiz presenting the Public Schools Award to Kerry Callahan with presenter Gary Sandy.
2014 Award Winners (From Left to Right) Alexandra Lee-Jobe, Pastor Bill Habicht with his Daughter, Clarence Van Hook, Paul Muller, Kerry Callahan, Irene Santiago, Melissa Vega, & Lieutenant Tom Waltz.
Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig receives leadership award from retired UCDPD Police Chief Emeritus Calvin Handy. The Calvin E. Handy Leadership Award is a crime prevention and public safety award that recognizes individuals based on community oriented engagement and activities that are collaborative, cooperative, and proactive. This award highlights the importance of maintaining an environment where safety is essential to the successful mission of UC Davis and its surrounding communities.
1st Annual Youth Leadership Academy
The Yolo County Multi-Cultural Community Council partnered with the District Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement to create a Youth Leadership Academy. At the Youth Leadership Academy, high school students actively learn about the criminal justice system, discuss concepts of social and procedural justice, and engage in open dialogue between law enforcement and themselves concerning issues that affect the community. The Academy was designed with the goal of promoting acceptance, engagement, and leadership with youth in Yolo County communities.
1st Annual Multi Cultural Community Council Youth Leadership Academy students.
Group circle discussion with MCCC Counsel member Griselda Castro , Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, Yolo County Court Judge Sonia Cortes, Woodland Police Department Chief Luis Soler, Mayor of Woodland Angel Barajas, Office of Education staff members Ismael Hernandez and Lori Perez, and Victim Services.
Youth Leadership Academy students pose with motivational speaker Kevin Bracy. Bracy presented “Who are you? Where do you come from? Where are you headed in life?”
“I never planned for this…” Victim panel. Survivors tell their stories and experiences in the criminal justice system to the Youth Leadership Academy students.
Woodland Police Department officer presenting to students about the Department’s role in the community.