Rebuilding the CommYOUnity Through Dialogue and Socialization Through Sports. Are you a Game Changer? PROBLEM - Lack of quality time spent between police officers and members of low income communities/communities of color. - Lack of respectful, informative dialogue. Lack of cultural understanding, heightened fear and the loss of a sense of community - resulting in unnecessary violence/loss of life. SOLUTION: Consistent exposure between community, officers and justice system officials; respectful, informative dialogue and quality time spent in a common ground (sporting event) environment. WHO • Police Officer, members of the judicial system and members of the community (adults, young adults, troubled youth). WHAT • 2 hour focus group occurs 2-3 hours before local sports team game. • Focus group size will vary. Police officers and community members (adults, young adults, troubled youth) discuss concerns between and among one another as it relates to community, policing, culture and ethnicity. • Potential Focus Group moderators: community leaders, graduate students, student athletes, coaches, professional athletes, actors, TV personalities, 2/4 year college students, faculty and staff. • Focus group session followed up by entire group attending a game/event together to enjoy each other's company, option to continue casual dialogue and bonding all while cheering on the home team. • Game/event tickets sponsored by local home team/entertainment venue. BENEFITS • Increased dialogue and quality time spent improves overall community health, race relations and police officer/community relations. • Resulting familiarity and respect of each other's point of view can cut emergency room visits and save lives in the community and within the police department. • Focus groups over coffee increase cultural, departmental and racial knowledge between officers and community members. • Quality time spent at sporting/entertainment event reveals commonalities and human element between and among community members and police officers.