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PUBLICATIONS

Our publications and bulletins share exciting news from each of our participating cities, describe promising strategies from other jurisdictions across the nation, and report on emerging local, state, and federal policies and funding opportunities.

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PUBLICATIONS

Developing a Successful Street Outreach Program Promising Developments for Sustainability of Local Efforts

This policy and practice brief offers a snapshot of the emerging and promising developments, and changed ways of doing business, in several California Cities Gang Prevention Network cities. These developments, growing organically from cities’ comprehensive plans, offer various routes to sustaining local youth and gang violence prevention efforts.

Developing a Successful Street Outreach Program Case Studies and Analysis of Local Funding Strategies

In this paper, the California Cities Gang Prevention Network undertook an analysis of the status and implications of multiple grant funding sources in the cities of Oakland, Salinas, and Santa Rosa to enhance understanding of the benefits and tradeoffs of this approach and to produce policy recommendations regarding future funding.

Developing a Successful Street Outreach Program Demonstrating Return on Investment Through Evaluation: Recommendations From the Field

This report synthesizes the key findings from the California Cities Gang Prevention Network Evaluation Summit. It describes the utility of evaluation for Network cities and options to consider when choosing an evaluator. It also provides an overview of the ten fundamental principles to consider when developing an evaluation of a comprehensive initiative.

Developing a Successful Street Outreach Program Municipal Action Guide: Evaluating Comprehensive Strategies to Reduce Gang-related Violence

This Municipal Action Guide identifies the challenges of evaluating cities’ comprehensive youth violence reduction strategies and outlines the strategies and action steps cities can use to address these challenges. It also provides cities with examples of effective city practices, programs, and helpful evaluation resources.

Developing a Successful Street Outreach Program Municipal Action Guide: Fully Incorporating Prevention in Comprehensive Youth Violence Reduction Strategies

This Municipal Action Guide identifies the challenges of incorporating prevention into cities’ comprehensive youth violence reduction strategies and outlines the strategies and action steps cities can use to address these challenges. It also provides cities with examples of effective city practices, programs, and helpful prevention resources.

Developing a Successful Street Outreach Program Municipal Action Guide: Reducing Gang Violence Through
Reentry Services

This Municipal Action Guide identifies the challenges of incorporating gang reentry services into cities’ comprehensive youth violence reduction strategies and outlines the strategies and action steps cities can use to address these challenges. It also provides cities with examples of effective city practices, programs, and helpful reentry resources. 

Developing a Successful Street Outreach Program Developing a Successful Street Outreach Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned

Based on site visits to promising programs, a survey of California-based outreach programs, and extensive review of the literature, this report consists of recommendations and lessons learned regarding how to best implement street outreach programs.

Preventing Gang Violence and Building Communities Where Young People Thrive

This toolkit draws upon lessons learned over three years from the California Cities Gang Prevention Network. This toolkit provides local leaders with the ideas and knowledge needed to strengthen their existing gang prevention initiatives.

The State of City Leadership for Children and Families: Innovations and Trends in Youth Violence Prevention

As a resource for mayors, councilmembers, senior municipal staff, law enforcement officials and community stakeholders and service providers, this toolkit shows how communities participating in the California Cities Gang Prevention Network — as well as cities throughout the nation — infuse their anti-gang work.

California Cities Gang Prevention Network Strategy Paper - Implementing a Citywide Gang Violence Reduction Strategy: Three Promising Examples

This strategy paper responds to the need for current examples of positive, effective, and balanced city responses to individual and community victimization caused by gang violence. It features the work of San José, San Bernardino, and Santa Rosa.

Stakeholder Engagement: Building Gang Prevention, Intervention, and Enforcement Partnerships

This document is the California Cities Gang Prevention Network’s logic model. It is designed to assist cities interested in developing a comprehensive youth violence reduction strategy.

California Cities Gang Prevention Network - Developing a Local Action Plan: Major Overlapping Steps

This document outlines six steps for cities in the development of their local comprehensive youth violence reduction plan. It is designed to assist cities interested in developing a comprehensive youth violence reduction strategy.

Vital Partners: Mayors and Police Chiefs Working Together for America's Children and Youth

This report highlights mayor-law enforcement partnerships that keep young people safe in 17 cities and towns.

BULLETIN

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 26  March, 2012.  This California Cities Gang Prevention Network Bulletin is designed to bring CCGPN cities’ attention to the vulnerabilities and consequences of gang involvement for girls, the service needs of girls in gangs and girls at risk of joining gangs, as well as the importance of addressing these service needs as a critical component of cities’ gang violence-prevention efforts. It also provides examples of how various programs are currently addressing the gender-specific service needs of girls involved in gangs.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 25  March, 2012.  The aim of this bulletin is to help cities tap the power and energy of the faith community in reducing violence.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 24  January, 2012.  This CCGPN bulletin provides examples of notable strategies that aim to decrease youth violence by reducing the number of guns used for violence in communities. It also highlights the elements of successful gun- and gun violence-reduction strategies.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 23  August, 2011.  This bulletin provides information about juvenile call-ins.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 22  August, 2011.  This bulletin identifies ways street outreach programs can strategically support, care for, and hire outreach workers.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 21  February, 2011.  This bulletin addresses the connection between gangs, violence, and public health.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 20  November, 2010.  This bulletin gives a brief overview of the Network’s 4th annual city leads meeting.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 19  August, 2010.  This bulletin gives a brief overview of the Network’s 4th annual conference.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 18  April, 2010.  This bulletin addresses SB X3 18, legislation that affects California’s prison and parole policies.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 17  December, 2009.  This Bulletin addresses hospital-based youth violence intervention programs such as Caught in the Crossfire.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 16  November, 2009.  Summaries from some of the presenters at our recent conference on the topic of gang violence prevention and how these tie in with the four goals of the Minneapolis Blueprint for Action.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 15  August, 2009.  Housing gang prevention initiatives in Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, and how Network cities have benefitted from CalGRIP funding.

Bulletin 14 Bulletin 14  May, 2009.  An overview of the February 2009 All City Teams Meeting.

Bulletin 13 Bulletin 13  January, 2009.  Discusses the important role probation plays in cities' gang prevention work.

Bulletin 12  December, 2008.  An overview of this years points meeting in Berkeley, and a spotlight on San Jose's latest effort to mobilize the community around gang prevention.

Bulletin 11  July, 2008.  An overview of Los Angeles' MART Program and San Bernardino's Operation Phoenix.

Bulletin 10  March 2008.  A summary of the Los Angeles Conference focusing on Oxnard's City Corp.

Bulletin 9  December 2007.  A summary of the 2nd Advisroy Board Meeting and an introduction to new Network members.

Bulletin 8  September 2007.  An update on Governor
Schwarzenegger's appointments and Salinas' Abuelitas initiative.

Bulletin 7  July, 2007.  A summary of the June meeting and an overview of 3 cities that have employed former gang members for outreach work.

Bulletin 6  May, 2007.  An update on Network sponsors, NLC and NCCD, and recent activity in our partner cities.

Bulletin 5  March, 2007.  An overview of our inaugural conference and San Bernardino's Measure Z.

Bulletin 4  January, 2007.  An introduction to innovative fundraising techniques cities have used to improve and expand their gang prevention services.

Bulletin 3  December, 2006. An overview of 3 different approaches to gang prevention in the San Fernando Valley.

Bulletin 2  October, 2006.  An overview of Oakland's recent gang prevention efforts.

 Bulletin 1  September 2006.  Introducing the California Cities
Gang Prevention Network.