Drawing upon the experience of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, this resource developed by NLC and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) explores how Oakland, Salinas and Santa Rosa have combined a range of federal, state, local and private funding streams to underwrite their comprehensive gang prevention strategies.
This resource, published as part of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network initiative, offers a snapshot of promising strategies for sustaining local youth and gang violence prevention efforts in Salinas, Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Los Angeles.
This report synthesizes the key findings on the utility of evaluation for California Cities Gang Prevention Network sites and provides an overview of the fundamental principles to consider when developing an evaluation of a comprehensive gang and youth violence prevention initiative.
Within a comprehensive violence prevention strategy, pursuing and sustaining preventive efforts to minimize future violence well in advance typically poses the greatest challenge for municipal leaders. This action guide, published as part of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network initiative, highlights strategies, action steps and existing city approaches to prevention.
This action guide, published as part of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network initiative, highlights strategies and action steps for evaluating comprehensive gang violence prevention efforts.
The risk of recidivism is extremely high for the growing numbers of formerly incarcerated people are released from prison, jail, or other correctional facilities. This action guide, published as part of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network initiative, highlights strategies and action steps for delivering effective reentry services, particularly to gang-affiliated individuals
While there has been increased attention to reentry from state and federal prisons in recent years, little attention has been paid to the 9 million individuals annually released from local jails. This Urban Institute toolkit can help local elected officials improve the jail-to-community reentry process and reduce recidivism rates.
This toolkit draws upon lessons learned over three years from the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, a 13-city network sponsored in collaboration with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency to identify strategies for reducing gang violence and victimization.
The YEF Institute's first-ever report on The State of City Leadership for Children and Families identifies the nation's most cutting-edge city strategies to help children and families thrive. A chapter on youth violence prevention highlights a broad range of innovations and trends in municipal leadership.
This strategy paper highlights comprehensive, citywide gang prevention initiatives in San Jose, San Bernardino, and Santa Rosa, Calif. These strategies are derived from lessons emerging from the California Cities Gang Prevention Network.
This report, developed through a project funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and conducted in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, highlights mayor-law enforcement partnerships to keep young people safe in 17 cities and towns.
This 2005 NLC poll of local officials in 436 cities provides data on how many cities enforce youth curfews, and their views on the effectiveness of curfews in fighting juvenile crime, truancy, and gang violence. The poll also offers a comparison with survey results from 2003, 2001, and 1999.
This action kit highlights steps municipal officials can take to help prevent youth violence, reduce child abuse and neglect, and otherwise protect the safety of children and youth.