Project Safe Neighborhoods grant a 'tribute' to Salinas

From the Salinas Californian, Nov 1, 2012: A specialized group of people will soon hit Salinas streets to stem violence at the source — from within the gangs themselves.

On Thursday, Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for the Northern California District, announced that the city was awarded a $500,000 Project Safe Neighborhoods grant — one of 13 cities across the country and the only one from California to receive such funds.

Hebbron Neighborhood Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway

Please see attached documents with the details of this very special event.

Justice, Education, HUD, CDC officials visit Salinas

Justice, Education, HUD, CDC officials met with officials and citizens of Salinas recently, as part of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

On August 15th and 16th, 2012, a delegation of senior federal officials met to confer on progress against youth violence with city leaders, the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP), Congressman Sam Farr and members of the community.

Building Trust in Salinas, Calif., to Reduce Violent Crime

From the National League of Cities, by By John A. Calhoun and Kelly McMillin -- Officers Rich Lopez and Jeffrey Lofton have been assigned to work in Salinas' Hebbron Heights District, an area characterized by poverty, high crime and low educational achievement. Their job? Knock on doors. Get to know neighborhood residents. Arrest, if necessary, but primarily help youth get jobs, advocate for them in school, support them in sports activities.

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