The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership's annual Month-long series of events showcases community efforts to reduce youth violence and raise community awareness. At each event staff is on hand to dialogue and engage around The Partnership's efforts to create a safer community, and what the community can do to help support the cause. All events are FREE of charge with the exception of the Seminar which requires a registration fee.

Join us for our 10th Annual Gang Prevention Awareness Month this year starts September 2018. We invite you to join us at one (or more!) of our events - have fun, and find out more about The Partnership and the services available that are helping make our community a safer place to live and play. Scroll down for more details on each of the events.

Check the list below of last year's events and check back with us soon for a new listing of events for GPAM 2018!

 Art Exhibition & Car Show,  September 15th. 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Depot Park in Old Redwood Square. - Join us as we kick off Gang Prevention Awareness Week with Aztec dancers, art exhibition, music, food and a car show! For more information, please contact Gustavo Mendoza of California Outreach at gustavimendoza63@yahoo.com
Family Festival, September 16th - 12:00pm-4:00pm. Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks invites you to bring your family to enjoy carnival games, a jump house, Junior Giants baseball demo with former Giants pitcher Noah Lowry, free food and more! For more information, please contact Skip Wallace of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks at swallace@srcity.org
Boxing  Exhibition, September 17th - 12:00pm-4:00pm. Santa Rosa Plaza. - Enjoy friendly, but spirited boxing match-ups and learn about the sport that is helping youth turn their lives around! For more information, please contact Richard Lopez at Richard.lopez@usw.salvationarmy.org
Gang Prevention Seminar, September 19th. 7:15am - 4:00pm. Finley Community Center. - This years Seminar, "Tipping the Scale: Our Role in Building Resiliency," will focus on trauma-informed implementation strategies and resources. We will take deeper drive into how we can strengthen our commitment to serving our youth and families that have experienced trauma. Breakfast and Lunch Provided. For more information, please contact Salvador Strawbridge at sstrawbridge@srcity.org
Parent Awareness Training, September 20th. 6:00PM - 9:00PM. Roseland Elementary. -The two hour-hour workshop designed to engage parents by bringing in violence prevention experts and resources specialist who will respond to questions and concerns so together, we can gain greater parent involvement and find positive alternatives for today's youth! For more information, please contact Salvador Strawbridge at sstrawbridge@srcity.org
Night Walk & Ice Cream Social, September 22nd. 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Puerta Villa Apartments. - Come out & get to know your neighbors over ice cream! Let’s walk for the safety of the community For more information, please contact Rafael Rivero at rrivero@srcity,org 
South Park Day & Night Festival, 23rd - 3:00pm - 11:00pm Martin Luther King Jr. Park  - Join us at the park, fun games, sport activities, and a variety of community resources. Stay for a movie on the lawn!  For more information, please contact Vince Harper Vharper@capsonoma.org