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SANTA ROSA VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Established in 2003, the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF) was created in response to a significant increase in violent crime in Santa Rosa. In lieu of a law enforcement approach to address youth and gang violence, Santa Rosa residents pledged for 20 years to support violence prevention efforts with the passage of Measure O (2004), a transaction and use tax of a quarter cent. In 2015, the MGPTF change its name to the Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership and in 2022, Santa Rosa residents voted to extend the sales tax measure for an additional 20 years. The Partnership uses proceeds of the public safety sales tax measure to implement a variety of strategies and programs, including the CHOICE Grant Program, the Guiding People Successfully Program, and community outreach and education.
VIOLENCE PREVENTION STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
An update to the Violence Prevention Partnership's strategic plan is currently underway. The Partnership is engaging its Policy and Operational Teams, along with the broader community, in an extensive process to create a plan with measurable outcomes for the next three to five years. The most recent strategic plan and Community Safety Scorecard can be found below.
SANTA ROSA 2021 COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT
In 2021 The Partnership conducted a Community Needs Assessment which gathered updated input from The Partnership’s Operational Team, Crisis Response Team, youth focus group discussions, parent and community surveys, and research on effective evidence-based practices to prevent, intervene and reduce various roots of violence among youth. A link to the assessment and a recording of the August 25, 2021 Open House can be found below.
ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP
Strengthening youth and families and building safe communities by leading, mobilizing and aligning our community resources.
Safe and healthy youth connected to their families, schools, communities and future.
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The CHOICE Grant Program was launched in 2006 and with MEASURE O (2004) has funded non-profit organizations and schools with over $10 million in grants to support youth and families in creating safe and healthy communities. Currently, the CHOICE Cycle XI Grant Program funds 8 Santa Rosa-based non-profit organizations with $1.87 million to provide services for the City's most underserved and vulnerable residents.
Convenes with a diverse set of policy stakeholders, direct service staff, and multi-disciplinary teams from various sectors that collectively strategize and deliver violence and deliver violence prevention programming and social services.
The Violence Prevention Awareness Series raises community awareness and provides education and training's on the City's violence prevention efforts, in partnership with CHOICE-funded organizations throughout the year. The Partnership also supports community and civic engagement events through sponsorship's and mini-grants to support the underserved areas of Santa Rosa.
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