Community comes together for troubled youth

From the Associated Press via HealthyCal.org: On a 100-acre ranch in the foothills northeast of Salinas, 28 students, many of whom are on probation, are building a house. When it’s finished, it will shelter some of them from the violence in their own neighborhoods.

Editorial: Central Coast crime fighters win national accolades

From KSBW-TV: ...Following the Violence Prevention Forum on Monday and Tuesday, two members of the Salinas delegation were honored at the White House: Salinas Deputy Police Chief Kelly McMillan for his leadership as director of the city’s Ceasefire program...

White House Champion of Change Fernanda Ocana

Honored as a Champion of Change by the President, 19-year-old Fernanda Ocana speaks at the White House about making a difference with Building Healthy Communities, Girls Inc and CASP.

Kelly McMillin on White House Champions of Change Panel

Salinas Deputy Police Chief Kelly McMillin was among 12 people working to reduce youth violence who were honored at the White House as Champions of Change on April 4, 2012.

Two locals working for peace to be honored at White House

From KSBW-TV: Salinas city leaders and teens are in Washington D.C. this week as part of an effort to combat youth and gang violence across the country.

Representatives from Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, San Jose and Salinas met with the U.S. Department of Justice for Tuesday's National Forum On Youth Violence Prevention summit on combating youth crime.

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