The Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF) serves as a hub of information for the public about the resources that are available and how to access community resources to reduce violence and youth participation in anti-social behavior.
"San José's two decades of success in gang prevention is rooted in our collective belief that we value our youth."
- Mayor Chuck Reed
Creating Cleaner, Safer, and Stronger Neighborhoods
The Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force and Strong Neighborhoods Initiative have established a bank of trust with community based organizations and neighborhood leaders. The Strong Neighborhoods Initiative has Neighborhood Solutions Teams to focus on stabilizing neighborhoods in crisis and foster positive assets that include residents and other leaders working on a single team. Some of the recent highlighted activities include:
Building on the Joint Community Assets of Schools and Local Government
The MGPTF has developed sustaining partnerships among schools in order to maximize resources to serve our children, families and the community. The following are recent key activities highlighted from the MGPTF strategic partnerships: our children, families and the community. The following are recent key activities highlighted from the MGPTF strategic partnerships:
To that end, this collaborative partnership coordinated and implemented the following:
For more information on other activities and initiatives of the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force, please visit: http://sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=642
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