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.
Mission: We lead, mobilize, and align resources in our communities to create a safe and healthy environment where all youth are empowered to reach their full potential and all community members thrive.
Vision: Santa Rosa emerges as a strong, resilient and interconnected community where all residents are safe, healthy, and thrive.
Build Safe Communities
Commitment to Equity
Value Our Youth
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.