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City/County Commissions (Southern Coast)
This is a list of policy-making bodies housed within city and county agencies, usually charged with making recommendations to local governments on how to direct anti-gang efforts in their communities. Also included are county collaboratives and specialized units or programs within mayors’ offices or county administrative offices.
Oxnard ALLIANCE for Community Strength is a joint collaborative between the City of Oxnard and the County of Ventura. The purpose is to prevent violence in Oxnard through prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies and to better utilize and coordinate resources. The ALLIANCE is co-chaired by the Oxnard Mayor and one of the County Supervisors. Members include key city and county staff, and all agencies and organizations committed to reducing violence in the County. The ALLIANCE strives to reflect the voice of the community by including members from all of its sectors.
Contact Information: Barbara Marquez-O’Neill (805) 746-0391 or Mike Matlock (805) 981-3912
Santa Barbara’s South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs includes two Councils, the Executive Council and the Leadership Council. The Executive Council is composed of chief executive officers of South Coast governmental, law enforcement, social services, businesses and non-profit organizations who provide direction and funding for partnerships involved in the prevention, intervention and suppression of youth gang violence. The Leadership Council is to be composed of elected officials and community leaders who are members of political jurisdictions or organizations who can commit resources to end youth gang violence. The purpose of the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs Leadership Council is to serve as the overall oversight group of the effort to end the negative effects of youth gangs.
Contact Information: Dr. Gus Frias (805) 964-8857 Ext 152 http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Government/Other_Committees/SCTF_Youth_Gangs/
San Luis Obispo County Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission’s aim is to reduce the magnitude, frequency, and violence of gang activity in San Luis Obispo County. The Commission is headed by the County’s Sheriff, District Attorney, and Probation Chief. Members include service providers, law enforcement and county agencies working to reduce gang violence in the County.
Contact Information: Marci Powers (805) 781-4893