Trujillo a true local success story

By Jeff Mitchell at the Californian: Today, I thought I’d share a story about a man named Damian Trujillo. Some of you may know Trujillo as the high-profile TV reporter who works for KNTV-NBC in the Bay Area. But probably only a few of you know that Trujillo started out as a man of more distinctly humble roots — a man who once worked the fields in and around Greenfield with his family.

Empowering Parents: The Parent Project

News from Partners for Peace: The Parent Project® is a parent training program designed specifically for parents raising difficult or out-of-control adolescent children. The program has a 25-year track record working with parents of high-risk youth and is the largest court mandated juvenile diversion program in the country.

City of Salinas hires new community safety manager

From the Californian: The city of Salinas has hired a new community safety program manager to help manage the daily operation of an effort to engage residents in reducing violence.

Baseball great Joe Torre helps kick off Defending Childhood Month

Baseball great Joe Torre recently joined Bob Listenbee, the new administrator of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), in launching Defending Childhood Month.

The goal is to draw attention to the critical importance of reducing childhood exposure to violence. It's tied into the work of the Justice Department's Defending Childhood Task Force, which includes CASP's own Georgina Mendoza, the Community Safety Director for the City of Salinas. Read on to learn more.

Young People: Enter to win the $50,000 Peace First Prize

Are you, or do you know, a young person working to increase peace? If so you, you should know about the Peace First Prize! From Peace First, the Boston-based non-profit behind the prize:

Are you a young person who's taken action to make your school or community more peaceful?

Do you know a young person who's taken personal risks to stand up for their beliefs? Who's rallied others to make a difference?


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