Join Our Mailing List
City/County Commissions (Central Valley)
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.
Fresno Countywide Gang Prevention Council
The County Administrative Office serves as the lead agency and with the ongoing support of key partners (Sheriff, District Attorney and Chief Probation
Officer) the Gang Task Force Coordinator (GTFC) manages initiative efforts. Steering committee representatives include: Behavioral Health, Children & Family Services, Probation Department, Public Defender's Office, Superior Court/Presiding Judge, District Attorney's Office, Parole Authority, Sheriffs Department, City Governments, local law enforcement, Fresno County Office of Education, small and large school district representatives and community-based organizations. A website including a blog feature was developed as a communication and resource tool. Included will be a page for the Fresno Countywide Gang Prevention Council, FAQs, Links & Resources, Calendar, and the Blog.
Contact Information: County Gang Task Force Coordinator - (559) 488-1710 - www.fcgpc.org
City of Sacramento, Mayor’s Office of Youth Development
The City of Sacramento is addressing youth and gang-related violence and victimization through, identifying and implementing best practices and initiating policy changes to support local practice. A comprehensive city and county wide strategy is underway to focus on prevention, intervention, suppression and enforcement initiatives. Strategies are based on the concept of reconnecting -- disconnected Sacramento at-risk and gang-involved youth. It is comprised of a combination of existing program models that we believe creates optimum environments for developing a healthy, risk free, inclusive, youth friendly community. The Office of Youth Development along with its community partners has developed numerous programs to address youth and gang violence.
Contact Information: Mayor’s Office of Youth Development - (916) 808-8050 - www.cityofsacramento.org/Youth-Development/youth-and-gang-violence.cfm