Sample Violence Prevention Plans

We believe that plans should reflect a comprehensive and balanced effort that combine Prevention, Intervention, Suppression, and Reentry.  Based on an analysis of local needs, the proportion in each area may differ.  For example, in one community there may exist a need for a temporary focus on targeted suppression based on high rates of violent incidents; in other communities where violent crime is low, there may be stronger efforts in the prevention and intervention areas.  By engaging in regular assessment and evaluation of key strategies and data, and by conducting regular community needs assessments, communities are able to track and report real-time progress to the community, funders, and local partner organizations.   Plans are living documents which spur and  guide citywide efforts. 

Also included below are links to CCVPN member organization and partners working to reduce youth and gang violence.

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Violence Prevention Plans

External Links

Santa Maria Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety is a collaborative involving elected officials, local community-based organizations, schools, faith community, local law enforcement. It includes a Technical Resource Committee made up of agencies that deal specifically with at-risk youth in the City of Santa Maria by developing a strategic plan to reduce youth violence and address youth safety.

Safe Long Beach was adopted by the City Council in May 2014, Safe Long Beach addresses a broad safety agenda aimed at reducing all forms of violence, including domestic abuse, child abuse, elder abuse, hate crimes, bullying, gang violence, and violent crime. The Plan draws upon the City's many existing assets to target violence at its root and attain the goal of building a safer Long Beach by 2020.

Long Beach Research Framework: In January 2017, the Long Beach Innovation Team (i-team) began its second priority in Public Safety. With a focus on supporting the Long Beach Police Department, the i-team will researched the deployment of resources on data-driven policing, community policing, education, and outreach.  The primary objective of this effort is to better understand the experience of high-frequency offenders that interact with the Public Safety Continuum.

Oakland Unite is a public safety collaboration of community-based organizations, public agencies, and residents using proven and effective means to reduce violence in Oakland.  All Oakland Unite’s programs target Oakland’s highest risk community members and neighborhoods, with a particular focus on interrupting violence now as it is occurring and preventing future violence.

Stockton Office of Violence Prevention works to significantly reduce violence in the City of Stockton using data-driven, partnership programs and strategies including; clergy, gang outreach, public and community service providers, and other stakeholders committed to reducing violence.

Richmond Office of Neighborhood SafetyUnder the leadership of the Neighborhood Safety Director, the Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) is responsible for building partnerships and strategies that produce sustained reductions in firearm assaults and related retaliations and deaths in Richmond.

San Jose Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force was established in 1991 as a broad coalition made up of local residents; city, county and state government leaders; school officials; community and faith-based organizations; and local law enforcement.  The Task Force brings these diverse stakeholders together and leverages each group’s expertise as part of a coordinated, interagency effort to curb gang-related activity in San Jose.

Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership was formed in 2002 as a collaborative effort involving private citizens, government, local community-based organizations, schools, parents, the faith community, and local law enforcement to prevent violence in our community and provide support for our youth and families through partnerships.

Santa Barbara South Coast Task Force on Youth SafetyGangs and violence go hand in hand, even on the scenic South Coast of Santa Barbara County. The South Coast Task Force on Youth Safety believes that gang-related challenges in our community are best addressed locally and collectively. Our goal is to prevent young people from joining gangs, help local youth get out of gangs, and reduce gang activity in our area.

Community Alliance for Safety and Peace is a cross-sector collaboration forged to reduce youth violence and to change the pervasive culture of violence that currently harms the families, neighborhoods, and communities of Salinas and Monterey County as a whole.  CASP’s strategy for doing this has been developed in partnership with the community, uniting in a campaign called For Our Future / Para Nuestro Futuro.

South County Youth Task Force was established in 2012 by the City of Gilroy, the City of Morgan Hill, the Gilroy and Morgan Hill Unified School Districts and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors  to address the effects of violence and gangs on our youth and in our community.

Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Task Force The vision of the initiative is for community members, police, and other stakeholders to respectfully engage with each other to address issues affecting community safety and racial equity.  Santa Cruz County has been selected by Everyday Democracy, a national organization that has been using the dialogues process to address community issues since 1989, to be one of two "Partner Communities" across the country! 

San Francisco Mayor's Office of Violence Prevention was founded in 2012 and works to make San Francisco safer by leading initiatives that involve multiple departments of city government, community-based organizations, and the private sector.  We participate in the city’s Crisis Response System, and lead the Street Violence Response Team.  Together, the Crisis Response System and the Street Violence Response Team make sure that people impacted by street violence get the support they need in the short and long-term.

San Diego County Office of Violence Prevention was established in 1994 by the Board of Supervisors, with a mission to promote healthy individuals and families by designing and developing violence prevention programs throughout San Diego County.

Sacramento Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force is focusing on a coordinated, comprehensive effort to address gang violence.  The plan combines the latest research and best practices with an intentional focus on providing more prevention and intervention services to high-risk and gang-involved populations. 

Fresno Gang Prevention Initiative was established in 2006 as comprehensive multi-dimensional and community enhancement violence reduction strategy, under the umbrella of the City of Fresno’s Police Department.

Los Angeles GRYD Foundation focuses on creating safe spaces and providing vital resources and platforms for community members to build trust and healthy relationships with each other and with law enforcement.  We do this by partnering with the Mayor’s GRYD Office to help implement key aspects of the GRYD comprehensive strategy, namely Summer Night Lights and Fall Friday Nights.

Board of State and Community Corrections Established in 2012, the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is an independent statutory agency that provides leadership to the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems, expertise on Public Safety Realignment issues, a data and information clearinghouse, and technical assistance on a wide range of community corrections issues.

National Form on Youth Violence Prevention is a network of communities and federal agencies that work together, share information and build local capacity to prevent and reduce youth violence.

National League of Cities Office Institute for Youth, Education, and Families an entity within the National League of Cities, helps municipal leaders take action on behalf of the children, youth and families in their communities.

The Prevention Institute was founded in 1997 as the national center for developing and advancing the practice of primary prevention. PI’s focus is not treatment but the prevention of disease, violence and injury before they occur.

Everytown for Gun Safety: Formerly called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Everytown serves as the parent organization of MOMS Demand Action.

Faith in Public Life: FPL is strategic center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful source for justice, compassion and the common good.

The Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence and its Million Mom March affiliate aims to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025.

YouthBuild aims to break the cycle of poverty and unleash the positive energy of unemployed young adults to rebuild their communities and their own lives with a commitment to work, education, responsibility, community and family. 

The Center for Employment Opportunities helps those transitioning from life behind bars to life in an unfamiliar, overwhelming place to find and keep jobs.