The Mayor's Gang Prevention Taskforce youth intervention services delivers service to gang affected and gang intentional youth.
School-based intervention service programs have a strong case management component that allows staff to develop plans and strategies for youth needs.
The Female Intervention Team provides services to girls and women through education curriculum addressing issues specific to young girls affected by gangs.
This program is for females ages 11-24 who are any of the following:
- Affected by the justice system
- Attend alternative schools
- Referred to take part in this program and services.
For criteria and requirements to take part in the program please call: 408-794-1660
The BEST Program funds gang prevention, intervention, and aftercare providers for youth between ages of 6-24. Youth are at-risk and/or already involved in gang crime, violence, or lifestyle. In 2016, over 3,000 youth (male and female) benefited from BEST funded providers. All providers offer one or more of the eligible services listed below.
The Mayor's Gang Prevention Taskforce also offers micro-grants during the summer to support social, recreation, and education programs for youth.
Learn more by viewing the BEST Program Year 2018-2019 Annual Report.
Safe Summer Initiative Grant (SSIG)
This program provides recreational and educational opportunities not typically available during summer months. This provides at-risk youth safe environments while keeping them active and engaged. Since 2008, the Mayor and City Council have approved annual funding for the Safe Summer Initiative Grant (SSIG) Program.
Other Resources by the Mayor's Gang Prevention Taskforce
- Mayor's Gang Prevention Taskforce 208-2020 Strategic Work Plan
- 2020 SJPD Division Maps
- 2020 Hot Spot Maps
- New Best Cycle XX Interim Report
- New Strategic Workplan 2011 - 2013
- Strategic Workplan 2008 - 2011 Action Collaboration Transformation (ACT)