National Youth Gang Survey Analysis Webpage Updated

April 29, 2013 02:35 by dmckenzie

Quick reminder this is for the most part a static webpage leftover from the County's Gang and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Initiative, which ended in March 2012. The blog is occasionally updated with information. The site, however, will remain up as a resource through the end of its current domain name contract: October 2015.

The National Youth Gang Survey (NYGS) analysis webpage has been updated with the latest survey results and analyses. The NYGS is the largest, most comprehensive ongoing data collection effort regarding gang activity and gang-related trends nationally. The NYGS has been conducted since 1996 and is based on the input of over 2,500 law enforcement agencies annually. The updated NYGS findings will also be included in a forthcoming publication by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.

To view the updated NYGS findings, please visit: http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Survey-Analysis.


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New Publications: Getting out of Gangs, Staying Out of Gangs

January 25, 2013 02:10 by dmckenzie

The National Gang Center has just released a new publication titled, "Getting Out of Gangs, Staying Out of Gangs."  Click on the link below to download the PDF:

 

http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Content/Documents/Getting-Out-Staying-Out.pdf


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Our Work Continues: HOPE Builds

November 5, 2012 01:41 by dmckenzie

When the Fresno County Gang Initiaitve was officially unfunded in March of 2012 - I knew that some of the foundation work that we laid and started would continue and thrive. HOPE Builds is one example.

HOPE or Help Others Pursue Excellence was one of the small non-profit agencies to receive a youth development grant from the County to implement a gang prevention/intervention strategy targeting young men with gang involved fathers. The County provided resources to develop their newly formed construction mentorship project, which trains young men in construction trades and helps them complete neighborhood projects in their communities. Please find attached a copy of their most recent newsletter, and see how they are growing and expanding the awesome work they have going.

CONGRATS! and KUDOS! to HOPE Builds! 

Newsletter ParcYose3.pdf (733.17 kb)


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October is Crime Prevention Month!

October 19, 2012 01:55 by dmckenzie

                  

October is Crime Prevention Month!

New Cybercrimes Publication

The National Crime Prevention Council recently developed a cybercrimes publication. In it, cybercrime is defined, and the types and costs of cybercrime are described. Additionally, the publication offers prevention strategies and resources to help combat this increasing crime trend. Click here to view and download.

ANRO and New Comic Book

Marsha Hott, NCPC’s Director of Community Outreach, recently conducted a podcast with Susan Larson, Director of Corporate Marketing for ANRO Communications. Thanks to a generous donation by ANRO, Celebrate Safe Communities sites will receive copies of the new comic book, McGruff The Crime Dog in the Case of The Missing Sock PuppetANRO has agreed to print 60,000 copies of the comic book to support CSC sites across the country in their crime prevention efforts.

Click here to listen to the podcast, which discusses how businesses can become involved in community safety efforts, how local organizations can approach a business, and the benefits of partnership.

Cybersafety Webinar

NCPC would like to remind you to sign up for our cybersafety webinar on Wednesday, October 24, from 2:00pm-3:30pm, presented by Detective Sergeant Ronald Tilder. Click here to register.

Highlighted Celebrate Safe Communities Events

The City of Bowling Green, KY, Celebrates Safe Communities

The City of Bowling Green, KY, has been an active Celebrate Safe Communities participant for several years! Events are registered through the city’s Neighborhood Services office and supported by several city agencies, such as police and fire. For more information, go to http://www.bgky.org.

I Give Myself Away Stage Play – Marietta, GA – Nov. 17

“I Give Myself Away" Stage play will be presented on November 17-18 at the historic Earl Smith Stand Theatre in Marietta, GA. The purpose of this initiative is to help bring awareness to and prevent teen and young adult violence. Contact Dr. Angelia Williams for information at 770-422-4048 or igmainc@gmail.com.

Register your public safety event at www.celebratesafecommunities.org!

A CSC event can be anything large or small, such as an anti-drug march, a community safety fair, or a neighborhood clean-up. When you register your event, you will have access to free downloadable crime prevention resources, training programs, and other incentives. The first 500 sites to register will also receive a starter kit of resources.

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Fresno PD Accepting Bids for Street Outreach Workers Due 10-25-12

October 8, 2012 14:26 by dmckenzie

City of Fresno Mayor's Gang Prevention Initiative is accepting bids from established Street Outreach Worker programs. Approximately $95,000 is available for the one year contract, and more information can be obtained from the bidding opportunities page here http://www.planetbids.com/portal/portal.cfm?CompanyID=14769#. Posted 10/04/12 with Invitation Number 9208.

A bidders conference will be held, Monday October 15, 2012 at Fresno Police Department Annex, 2nd floor Training Room, 2326 Fresno STreet, Fresno CA 93721.

Again - please follow the above link to view the entire request and for more information including contacts.


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Town Hall Mtg June 20, 2012 - Crime in the Central Valley

June 18, 2012 08:06 by dmckenzie

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FREE Webinar - Police-Clergy Partnerships in Crime Prevention

June 6, 2012 10:09 by dmckenzie

The Department of Justice's Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships invites you to participate in a webinar on the importance in building police-clergy partnerships for violent crime prevention. 

 

The webinar will address police and faith-based strategies on the issues of public safety and community mobilization. Faith and community based organizations will learn how to partner with their local law enforcement agency to build a collaborative crime reduction strategy. Panelists will provide an overview of the impact and successes of evidence-based crime reduction models. 

 

Date: Thursday June 14, 2012 

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Cost: Free 

Space is limited!

Register Now!

About the Presenters

Frederick H. Bealefeld, III was appointed Police Commissioner of the City of Baltimore, Maryland on November 20th, 2007 and commands the eighth largest police agency in the United States. With over three decades of service to the Baltimore Police Department, Commissioner Bealefeld is credited with reducing city homicides and violent crime to the lowest levels since the 1970's. In his time as Commissioner, he has redefined the city's crime fighting strategy by focusing enforcement efforts on violent offenders and fostering improved relationships between police and the community. Most known for his achievements in reducing overall gun violence, Bealefeld is responsible for double-digit declines in gun crime and was instrumental in the creation of Baltimore's gun offender registry and legislative advocacy efforts for tougher penalties for gun offenders.

Reverend Jeffrey Brown is the current Executive Director of Boston Ten Point Coalition,  a faith-based group that was an integral part of the "Boston Miracle" in which the city experienced a 79% decline in violent crime in the 90s, and spawned countless urban collaborative efforts in subsequent years that followed the Boston Ceasefire model. Reverend Brown is a nationally recognized leader and expert in gang, youth and urban violence reduction and community organizing. Reverend Brown consults to municipalities and police departments on issues around youth violence and community mobilization, and provides expertise to Fortune 25 corporations and the World Bank for the past 12 years on Collaborative Leadership and Managing Change.    

David M. Kennedy is the Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He directed the Boston Gun Project, whose "Operation Ceasefire" intervention was responsible for a more than sixty per cent reduction in youth homicide victimization. The Operation Ceasefire model  won the Ford Foundation Innovations in Government award, the Herman Goldstein International Award for Problem-Oriented Policing, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Webber Seavey Award. Mr. Kennedy developed the High Point drug market intervention strategy, which also won an Innovations in Government Award. He helped design and field the Justice Department's Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative, the Treasury Department's Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Drug Market Intervention Program. 


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Gang Prevention Initiative Ends, Website To Stay Up

March 2, 2012 02:10 by dmckenzie

Greetings, please see the attached letter regarding the Fresno County Gang & Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Initiative.

Gang ThkYou LTR.pdf (744.43 kb)


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Former Boyle Heights Troubled Teen Now An LA County Probation Commissioner

March 1, 2012 03:02 by dmckenzie

By Gloria Angelina Castillo, EGP Staff Writer

Tomorrow, Oct. 14, will mark the anniversary of the day Azael “Sal” Martinez Sonoquí was shot by a Los Angeles Police Department officer, after stealing a car and joyriding with friends. The bullets went in through one side of his neck and out the other, he told EGP during a recent interview.

Read the full story here


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Webinar To Address Children's Exposure to Violence

February 10, 2012 08:36 by dmckenzie

February 15, 2012 10:30AM - 11:30AM Pacific Standard Time 

To register go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/651076096

SPACE IS LIMITED!


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