Partnering with Police:Profiles of Gang Prevention & Youth Safety Strategies

December 5, 2007
2:00–3:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Issues of youth violence and increased gang activity have become a challenge for many communities across the country.  Youth service providers have made strides in understanding warring gangs and connecting youth to effective social services that fill the gap of unmet needs.  Although successful, these strategies have had limited impact.  Neighborhoods are still plagued by rising crime rates among youth and a continued concern around juvenile arrests and incarceration.  Our webcast experts will discuss their innovative strategies that go beyond traditional programming as they partnered with the community to reduce crime in the inner cities of Providence, Rhode Island and Los Angeles, California. 

This webcast discussion will highlight the successful strategies of two community organizations who have led collaborations that effectively address issues of gang and street violence among youth.  Join us live as our experts discuss their role in crafting policies, practices and partnerships with law enforcement, the public school system and additional community non-profits.  By the end of this discussion, participants will learn about the planning and design of programming, implementation of strategies, and lessons learned from two organizations that have been recognized and awarded for their successful prevention and intervention work with youth. 


? Teny Gross, Executive Director
Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence – Providence, RI
? Mark Wilson, Executive Director
Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) – Los Angeles, CA


? Mona Mangat, Program Officer
Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Community Safety Initiative (CSI) – New York, NY

Who should attend?

? CDC executive directors, staff, board members
? Child welfare agency staff, youth service providers
? Police officers and other law enforcement

To join our webcast on the day of the event please  CLICK HERE
Or Call:
Toll free: +1 (877) 213-1782
Participant code: 564811
For more information on this session or how to register, please visit: http://www.lisc.org/content/calendar/detail/6514/

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