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Gang Activity

The resources below discuss innovative programs which target the reduction of gang activity and the education or promotion of the dangers associated with gang involvement.



  • The South LA Graffiti Free Zone Project case study explains the efforts made by police and community partners to improve public safety and reduce graffiti in the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles
  • The Innovative Solutions to Youth Violence case study describes strategies focused on promoting, educating, and training members of the community, professionals, and agencies in the methods of nonviolence related to gang prevention and youth safety
  • To learn more about the featured case studies and programs above, listen to the Partnering with Police: Profiles of Gang Prevention & Youth Safety Strategies webcast. This webcast discusses experts' role in crafting policies, practices and partnership with law enforcement, the public school system and additional community non-profits

Below are additional resources helpful to combating gang violence



Beyond Community Policing: Engaging Prosecutors in Community Safety Partnerships

The prosecutor has a specific area of expertise and a distinct role to play in community safety that cannot be filed by the police or the community. This article explains that role MORE...

Yellow Tape Protocol - Los Angeles, CA

Partners: Communities in Schools of the San Fernando Valley & Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department

The Yellow Tape Protocol program’s main objective is to provide immediate violence interruption and crisis response whenever gang crime erupts MORE...

Crime Prevention Programming for Youth - San Diego, CA

Partners: STAR/PAL and San Diego Police Department

Through collaboration between STAR/PAL and the San Diego Police Department, this partnership effectively brings youth and law enforcement volunteers together through MORE...

Care Fresno - Fresno, CA

Partners: Care Fresno and Fresno Police Department 

Care Fresno was created by a partnership between the Fresno Police Department, local churches, businesses and apartment complex owners, all of whom were distressed by MORE...

StreetSafe Boston - Boston, MA

Partners: The Boston Foundation, Inc. and the Boston Police Department

The Boston Foundation’s StreetSafe Boston initiative is a violence prevention and intervention program aimed at reducing the incidence of gang-involved shootings and youth MORE...

Miami Partnership for Action in Communities Task (MPACT) Force - Miami, FL

Partners: Miami Dade Schools Police Department & Community Partners

MPACT is a community-wide collaborative effort created by the Miami-Dade County Schools Police Department. The collaborative partnership between the School MORE...

There's No Place like A HOME - Phoenix, AZ

Partners: Neighborhood Housing Services & Phoenix Police Department

The Garfield Neighborhood is a diverse, historic front-porch community in the heart of downtown Phoenix. In the mid-1990s, Garfield had many deteriorated houses and vacant lots MORE...

Operation Cocoa Cleanup - Cocoa, FL 

Partners: Homes for Independence Inc. & City of Cocoa Police Department

Operation Cocoa Cleanup is a community-police partnership formed to address severe crime conditions at Crestview Villas condominium complex. Thirty-eight percent of units MORE...