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TitleSan Diego Community Gathers to Combat Gang Presence
Date9.03.10
ContactMelissa Wagoner
Contact E-mailmwagoner, at sandiego.edu
Contact Phone(619) 260-4659
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The University of San Diego will host The San Diego Gang Prevention and Intervention Summit in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice on Tuesday, September 14. This county-wide event is sponsored by the City of San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention, University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, San Diego County Office of Education, Mano A Mano Foundation, the Leichtag Family Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and the Bravo Foundation.

The summit brings together city and county policymakers, community and school-based leaders and organizations, law enforcement, and community members to take part in workshops. The goals of the summit are to share information about strategies to prevent the growth of gang activity and violence in San Diego County neighborhoods through collaborative efforts, to promote networking among governmental, private and nonprofit organizations in San Diego County and to facilitate community involvement though strategic guidance and leadership.

A keynote address will start the summit, followed by five breakout groups: Community Prevention, Family Support, School Prevention, Faith Based and Community Collaboration, and Current Trends/Listening Tour. One breakout room will be for participants desiring to engage in conversation about gang prevention and intervention in Spanish. After lunch the summit convenes with facilitated sessions designed to encourage sharing information about assets and resources already working for gang prevention and strategic planning for future collaborative projects.

The summit is open to the pubic and to the press, but online registration at http://sdcoe.k12.org/918-39071 is required. Registration has reached capacity at 350 and is currently closed.

WHO: City and County policymakers, community and school-based leaders and organizations, law enforcement, and community members

WHAT: The Gang Prevention and Intervention Summit
Discussion at USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice: Information sharing, networking and strategy building to prevent gang presence in San Diego County

WHERE: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

WHEN: September 14, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please register online at http://sdcoe.k12.org/918-39071