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MGPTF Programs and Projects
Children from the Safe Summer Initiative programThe Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force is involved in a wide range of services that help prevent, intervene in and suppress gang activity in the community. This broad continuum of services includes programs coordinated under the direction of the Task Force as well as a number of projects led by individual Task Force Members. Among the Task Force’s signature efforts are:

Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force 2018-2020 Workplan
The MGPTF employs a three year work plan that is designed to disrupt violence at the neighborhood level, while concurrently delivering targeted interventions to address and resolve the vulnerabilities that many youth and their families encounter on a daily basis.

Bringing Everyone's Strengths Together Grant Program

Through its 
Bringing Everyone’s Strengths Together (BEST) grant program, the Task Force supports and coordinates dozens of community service provides who provide a wide array of violence prevention and gang suppression programs that collectively reach thousands of high-risk and gang-involved youth each year. View the FY 2013-14 BEST Evaluation Report and the list of FY 2014-2015 BEST Service Providers.

City of San Jose Youth Intervention Services
The City of San José delivers a host of Youth Intervention Services, including its collaborative Safe Schools Campus Initiative and Clean Slate Tattoo Removal program.

The Parent Project
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s one-of-a-kind program, 
The Parent Project, helps empower parents to address high-risk behaviors in youth.

Bedside Intervention Program
In partnership with the Task Force, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is currently piloting a Bedside Intervention Program to reach victims of gang violence within the first 48 hours of admission to the hospital in order to connect them with critical services that can help break the cycle of violence.

Re-Entry Resource Center
The County of Santa Clara’s Re-Entry Resource Center provides former offenders with essential support, such as health care access, alcohol and drug treatment, and employment and housing assistance, in order to help them successfully reintegrate into the community and reduce the number of repeat offenses.

Youth Voice Initiative
The Task Force is working with CreaTV San Jose on a Youth Voice Initiative to enhance the dialogue between local youth and city leadership on preventing gang activity and to develop a youth-centric media strategy that enhances the public conversation of gang issues.

Faith Initiative
Under the direction of the Community Engagement subcommittee, the Task Force has launched a Faith Initiative to further engage San Jose’s faith-based groups in efforts to reduce gang violence in the community.