Task Force Advisory Board
Is Your Community Prepared?
gangs are not new to California
, they have spread from
major urban areas to the suburbs and rural communities.
For decades they have been associated with fighting, vandalism,
the past two decades, however, gang activities have become
more alarming and dangerous. Drive-by shootings, carjackings,
home invasions, and other acts of senseless violence have
become too frequent in communities throughout California
, destroying the lives
of all who are touched by this violence.
the spread of gangs and their increasingly random violence,
we cannot afford to ignore their presence. We must
respond as a community. We must all work together -
parents, community members, clergy, businesses, educators,
law enforcement, and local government. We must find
ways to steer our youth away from gangs. We have the
power to give them options, opportunities, and alternatives
to joining gangs.
site provides general information about gangs, how to recognize
signs of gang involvement, and what you and your community
can do to prevent gang activity.