|Title||San Diego Community Gathers to Share, Connect and Learn About Strategies to Impact Gang Violence|
|Contact E-mail||mwagoner, at sandiego.edu|
|Contact Phone||(619) 260-4659|
The University of San Diego will host the third bi-annual San Diego Gang Prevention Summit in the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice on Wednesday, April 25th. Entitled: "Building Community Connections" Learn Share Connect, 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, the Leichtag Foundation, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego County District Attorney's Office, and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency Behavioral Health
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.
Keynote speakers at this year's summit are San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Dr. Robert Ross of the California Endowment.
Community collaborations will be sharing information about their efforts. The following organizations will do community briefs:
The two workshops will be:
Over 25 organizations will be part of the resource area at this summit. The summit is open to the public and to the press, but online registration at is required at www.sandiego.gov/gangcommission.
WHO: City and County policymakers, community and school-based leaders and organizations, law enforcement, and community members
WHAT: The Gang Prevention Summit
WHERE: University of San Diego
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Please register online at www.sandiego.gov/gangcommission.