Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $198,975)
The Stockton Gang Prevention and Intervention Partnership will reduce gang activity and gang-related violence within the Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) through the coordination of existing resources and activities and provision of comprehensive anti-gang initiatives using a combination of secondary prevention, intervention, and targeted gang enforcement; improve outcomes for at-risk, gang-involved youths; improve family functioning and reduce child victimization; overcome barriers and connect at-risk and gang-involved students and families to services; and improve the effectiveness of systems serving gang-involved SUSD students. This outreach effort will utilize 'streetworkers' to reduce gang fights, gun homicides, and other potential sources of gang violence. The streetworkers, known as Peacekeepers, will be trained in conflict resolution, mediation, community organizing, mentoring, and case management and will build bridges between youths and their families.
They will communicate law enforcement messages about the consequences of serious gun violence; work with law enforcement agencies to identify and target 'hot spots' where violence may occur; and work with the probation department and social service agencies to provide intensive supervision of youth. Performance measures will include gang activity and violence. CA/NCF