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Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force

Since taking office, Mayor Liccardo has invested in the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF) as a key tool to keeping our streets and children safe.

Established in 1991 by former Mayor Susan Hammer, the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force is a broad coalition made up of: local residents; city, county and state government leaders; school officials; community and faith-based organizations; and local law enforcement. The Task Force brings these diverse stakeholders together and leverages each group’s expertise as part of a coordinated, interagency effort to curb gang-related activity in San Jose. Learn more about the Task Force’s structure and membership.

The Task Force’s work is guided by a comprehensive Strategic Workplan and encompasses a continuum of prevention, intervention, suppression, and rehabilitation services. View some of the programs and services.

The Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force has been recognized as a national model, and is one of six cities that were chosen to participate in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention that was established by President Obama in 2010.