NCCD, in partnership with the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute), launched the California Cities Gang Prevention Network (CCGPN) in 2007. The CCGPN is a 13-city initiative that aims to reduce gang violence and victimization, mortality, and morbidity, and develop a statewide policy agenda to abet promising local efforts. Participating cities (Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Oxnard, Richmond, Sacramento, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San José, Santa Rosa, and Stockton) pledged to forge and implement comprehensive citywide plans that interweave prevention, intervention, enforcement, and the community’s “moral voice” before fear alone dominates the government’s response and drives policymakers toward prison-centered solutions. NCCD provides participating CCGPN cities with technical assistance, writing, and logistical support for the development and implementation of comprehensive plans.
For more information please visit the CCGPN’s website.