When I joined the San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention in 2012, my goal was to help build a bona fide commission that could affect real change. I envisioned a change in attitudes in how we reach out to help gang members, a change in unfair gang policies and helping change hearts in […]
These ideas are not radical. They are not expensive. They are possible if our community wants this to happen and is willing to work together.
The youth that are most vulnerable, underserved and affected by gangs don’t receive any resources until they get incarcerated or are placed on probation.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is using an obscure criminal statute to prosecute a group of San Diego men, including 26-year-old Aaron Harvey. The DA has admitted that some of the men had nothing to do with the underlying crimes at the heart of the case – a series of shootings by Lincoln Park gang members in 2013.
A new law lets parents step in before police add their child’s name to a statewide gang database. So far, no one has taken the cops up on the offer.
A new survey found adults who have experienced childhood trauma are much more likely to engage in risky behaviors or have costly health problems. San Diego leaders are pushing service providers to get “trauma-informed.”
For a city whose gang problem pales in comparison to so-called gang capitals Los Angeles and Chicago, we sure have been talking about gangs a lot lately. Here’s a primer on San Diego’s gang landscape.
“Funders want to see what we do on paper. It’s hard to get funders to come out to a crime scene.”
A street outreach worker says the term ‘at-risk’ is too vague and too broadly applied – sometimes to the detriment of those truly in danger of becoming entrenched in gang life.
The San Diego Police Department shares real-time information on gang homicides so former gang members can work to stop retaliation – starting at the hospital.