Our Strategy for Peace, 2013 Update

Download the PDF of our strategy, and learn about how everything we do works together to build peace.

Neighborhood Problem Solver: How to Organize to Get Things Done

The Neighborhood problem Solver document was created by the City of Salinas to help residents get things done in their own neighborhoods. It's full of useful information, on Identifying the Problem, Organizing Your Neighbors, Running an Effective Meeting, Community Resources, and much more.

How to Bike for Fun or Transportation--Safely!

The Bicycling Monterey website is an Information Hub for Biking in Monterey County, with resources for children, teens, and adults.

The site offers tips on bike safety, bike laws, where to buy a used or new bike, bicycle security (how to avoid your bike being stolen), where to bike (maps, route tips, group rides, and more), bike community events, high school bike teams (for public, private, and homeschoolers), mountain bike and road bike clubs, night riding, bike-and-ride (taking your bike on an MST bus, Amtrak, etc.), bicycle parking (laws and etiquette), how to advocate for better bike infrastructure, and much more.

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.

RJP Reintegration Circles Program

Restorative Justice Partners, Inc., a non-profit agency in Marina providing restorative justice services to Monterey County, is offering a Reintegration Circles program for recently incarcerated, newly released individuals to support their successful re-entry and reintegration into our community. The Reintegration Circle process has two broad aims: 

Safe Start Center Toolkit on Children's Exposure to Violence

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) Safe Start Center has released a toolkit to increase awareness about the prevalence of children’s exposure to violence (CEV). The free, online resource includes an infographic and links to tip sheets, guides, and other publications on CEV.

Nuestros Ninos: El programa de radio para crecer y aprender en familia.

La misión de Interactive Parenting Media es informar e inspirar a los padres de familia y a todos a quienes les importan los niños, para que todo niño sea feliz, sano, y pueda prosperar. Nosotros ofrecemos un foro público inclusivo y respetuoso a través de nuestros programas de radio interactivos-Childhood Matters y Nuestros Niños-y otros medios de comunicación en inglés y español.

Community Partnership for Youth on Helping Children Learn to Read

While many know CPY for their prevention programs against gangs, drugs and violence, it is also just as dedicated to improving the reading skills of its students. Reading every day is a key component of the mentor-tutor program. In California alone, over 33 percent of children will not finish high school due to illiteracy. website offers resources for youth-serving organizations 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