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CIRCLES OF PEACE:
In 2004, Judge Mary Helen Maley (Santa Cruz County Justice Court), in collaboration with Dr. Linda Mills (New York University’s Center on Violence and Recovery), decided to develop a program that would meet the needs of underserved family violence victims in Santa Cruz County in a holistic, culturally sensitive manner. Maley convened a diverse group of fifty community leaders from law enforcement, health and social services and faith based communities to craft a program. The result was the establishment of Circles of Peace. Since then, Circles of Peace has been successfully treating families affected by domestic violence as well as mobilizing the community into action around this issue. Circles of Peace now represents a model for discussion and replication across the nation.
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Nogales Bicycle Classic takes place in beautiful Southern Arizona on a scenic point-to-point route, in the peak of Spring. This safe and well organized event starts in historic Nogales and takes you through Rio Rico, and scenic Patagonia. You will finish back where you started with live music to motivate you to cross the finish line!
*Proceeds from the Nogales Bicycle Classic benefit the Circles of Peace, a restorative justice program in Santa Cruz County.