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Community Gang Initiative

The community gang initiative will reduce/eliminate the number of gang-involved youth and adults and gang-related crime. Goals Align community resources (government; faith communities; nonprofits; and for profits) to address the factors that contribute to gang involvement. Enhance a sense of community responsibility and improve capacity and effectiveness of organizations serving gang-involved clients. Assist gang members in transitioning out of the gang lifestyle.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Concept Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Education, Public Safety

Level 2: Human Resource

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: United Way of Olmsted County

Known/Likely Collaborators: United Way of Olmsted County

Potential Collaborators:


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Detailed Description

 

Community leaders from across Rochester began meeting in late 2008 to review the current status of gang activity in the Rochester area and discuss community options to prevent, intervene and suppress gang involvement.
Core Belief Statements

The group achieved consensus on the following four statements:

  • The presence and growth of gangs in our community requires an ongoing, comprehensive community response.
  • A multifaceted response is required to address the many factors that give rise to and sustain gangs.
  • Prevention, intervention, and suppression programs can be effective in reducing youth violence and youth gang involvement.
  • Efforts to prevent, intervene and suppress gangs in Rochester are worth the cost.

Mission

The community gang initiative will reduce/eliminate the number of gang-involved youth and adults and gang-related crime.
Goals

  • Align community resources (government; faith communities; nonprofits; and for profits) to address the factors that contribute to gang involvement.
  • Enhance a sense of community responsibility and improve capacity and effectiveness of organizations serving gang-involved clients.
  • Assist gang members in transitioning out of the gang lifestyle.

 

Key Status Reports


 

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Related PlanScape Status

Education, Public Safety  

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Last modified by support on 2020/07/12
Created by kalun on 2015/02/08

 

 

 

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Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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