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National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Communities: Salinas

The City of Salinas, California has been dealing with gang violence for more than 50 years. The community has identified a number of related risk factors – including poverty, homelessness, poor schools, teen pregnancy, lack of out-of-school activities, family problems, and blight.

Salinas is framing a multi-pronged strategy to address these problems – efforts to promote positive youth development, connect law enforcement and the community in designing shared solutions, create a safe school environment and strong collaborations with support agencies, and address drug and alcohol abuse. 

Point of Contact:

Jose Arreola
Community Safety Administrator
City of Salinas, Community Safety Division
831-758-7396
Jose.Arreola@ci.salinas.ca.us

Resources

Summary of Youth Violence Prevention Plan
 
Drug and alcohol use prevention, intervention and recovery
Mental health services
Suicide prevention services
  • Family Service Agency of the Central Coast – Suicide Prevention Program: www.fsa-cc.org
Post-incarceration transitional housing programs
Youth empowerment and skill development programs
Enrichment programs such as art and music
Recreational programs