Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $230,000)
Grantees are funded under this initiative to develop program activities based on the core strategies of the Comprehensive Gang Model. Category 2, Suppression, supports focused deterrence and suppression strategies aimed at preventing and reducing youth gang violence. Organizations are encouraged to develop and implement a variety of suppression strategies aligned with the Suppression core strategy described in the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model.
Through the Stockton Police Departments (SPDs) Ceasefire Section and partnership with the Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), this initiative will use intervention and suppression strategies that target youth involved in group or gang violence. As this infrastructure already exists in Stockton, the grant program will provide additional financial resources to allow a greater and more targeted approach to youth violence. More efforts will be placed on identifying those persons most at risk and driving the violence in the community by using the combined resources of the Ceasefire Section and the partnership with OVP. Those efforts include investigating criminal acts, building intelligence on gang membership and group dynamics, and using law enforcement partners with probation and parole to identify and arrest violent offenders. The program will identify those youth associated with the gang but who have not yet committed criminal acts and refer them to OVP for the appropriate intervention efforts. To meet the goals of reducing community youth gun and gang violence, preventing violence, and promoting healing from victimization and exposure to violence, the SPD will continue to implement these violence reduction efforts. CA/NCF