The Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP) is a coalition of organizations and leaders from Salinas and Monterey County determined to reduce violence and build a better future for our children.
CASP’s strategy for doing this has been developed in partnership with the community, uniting in a campaign called For Our Future / Para Nuestro Futuro.
The strategy is based on four key principles:
- A single operational structure manages action and progress.
- Action is research and data-driven.
- The youth are at the center.
- There is deep and meaningful engagement with the community.
CASP is made up of youth service organizations, county housing and health officials, local and state elected officials, criminal justice and law enforcement officials, educational leaders, business leaders, representatives of the faith community, and private funding organizations. More than 30 organizations and leaders are involved.
While the immediate tragedy of gang violence continues to compel this effort, CASP seeks to achieve both a present and long-term benefit across the continuum of prevention, intervention, suppression, and re-entry.
Program Manager: Georgina Mendoza
Phone: (831) 758-7256