gang awareness

Una Guía Comunitaria Útil Que Les Comparte el Departamento de Policía de Salinas

“Nuestros niños merecen un futuro que esté libre de violencia. Nosotros estamos trabajando juntos para darles un futuro así.”

¿Qué pueden hacer para ayudar a mantener sus hijos y nuestra comunidad seguros? Hágale un clic para bajar la versión en Español o Inglés de esta muy útil guía comunitaria (Formato PDF) del Departamento de Policía de Salinas.

Recuerde que la policía arresta solamente cuando no hay otra solución. Es mucho mejor que los niños crezcan contentos, saludables y libres de las pandillas y el Departamento de Policía de Salinas quiere ayudar a que esto suceda.

A Helpful Community Guide from the Salinas Police Department

"Our children deserve a future free from violence. We’re working together to give them one."

What can you do to help keep your children -- and our community -- safe? Click to download the English or Spanish language version of this very helpful community guide (PDF format) from the Salinas Police Department.

Remember, the police only want to arrest people as a last resort. It's far, far better to for children grow up happy, healthy and free of gangs, and the Salinas Police want to help make that happen.

How to Tell if Your Child is Involved in a Gang

Here's a really helpful guide from 2nd Chance Youth Services:

Gangs leave signs of their presence. Your child may adopt some of those signs as either someone who wants to be a gang member, already a gang member or is imitating gang behavior and dress. Your child may be:

Silver Star Referral Form

The Silver Star Resource Center is made up of several Monterey County agencies dedicated to working with youth and families to improve their quality of life and deter young people from gang involvement. The attached referral form can be submitted it to a Resource Center Deputy Probation Officer. Upon receipt of the referral, a Resource Center Deputy Probation Officer will contact the referred family and schedule a needs assessment.

FindYouthInfo.gov website offers resources for youth-serving organizations

FindYouthInfo.gov was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 12 Federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth in three significant ways:

California Cities Gang Prevention Network

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) and the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) have initiated a network of 13 major cities in California to combat gang violence and victimization.

The California Cities Gang Prevention Network, the first of its kind in the nation, focuses on successful policies and practices that 

How to Help Your Teenager Find a Job

Youth Employment Program

Monterey County's Youth Employment Program is designed to provide help toward the attainment of a high school education and development of work skills leading to employment. Teamwork and leadership growth alongside educational and employment achievement are goals youth participants are encouraged to apply toward success. Services include mentoring, education, workshop activities and work experience.

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