Santa Rosa Violence Prevention

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Registration is now open through Friday, January 22 at 5pm for the Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership’s Tipping the Scale: Deconstructing Race and Racism with Dr. Sharon Washington!


As part of the City of Santa Rosa’s annual Violence Prevention Awareness Series, this three-hour free virtual seminar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9am will explore the historical and social context of institutional racism, unconscious bias & racial microaggressions, as well as the development of social awareness and mindfulness for participants.


Limited seats are available - register here for this FREE event:


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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 uses proceeds from MEASURE O (2004) to provide grants to non-profit organizations and local schools to provide social services in the strategic areas of school readiness, advocacy, and mediation in the street, students participation and prevention of school absenteeism and development of the workforce.

Strengthening youth and families and building safe communities by leading, mobilizing and aligning our community resources.

Safe and healthy youth connected to their families, schools, communities and future. 

Value Youth
​Support Families
​Collaborate with Partners
​Build Resilience
​Strive for Equity

​​The CHOICE Grant Program was launched in 2006 and with MEASURE O (2004) has funded non-profit organizations and schools with over $10 million in grants to support youth and families in creating safe and healthy communities. Currently, the CHOICE Cycle X Grant Program funds 10 Santa Rosa-based non-profit organizations with $1.68 million to provide services for the City's most underserved and vulnerable residents.

​Convenes with a diverse set of policy stakeholders, direct service staff, and multi-disciplinary teams from various sectors that collectively strategize and deliver violence and deliver violence prevention programming and social services.  
​The Violence Prevention Awareness Series raises community awareness and provides education and training's on the City's violence prevention efforts, in partnership with CHOICE-funded organizations throughout the year. The Partnership also supports community and civic engagement events through sponsorship's and mini-grants to support the underserved areas of Santa Rosa.

SRVPP Strategic Plan 2017-2022

The Partnership undertook an extensive strategic planning process which includes data gathering and analysis through surveys and focus groups with community members and partners.

Santa Rosa Community Safety Scorecard

This Community Safety Scorecard articulates the idea that safety is more than just crime statistics and incorporates indicators across four major domains: Economic Conditions, Crime and Safety, Family and Community Connectedness, School Conditions. 

MEASURE O (2004) Ordinance

An Ordinance of the City of Santa Rosa imposing a Transaction and Use Tax.


“Santa Rosa Violence Prevention prioritizes the successes of our most vulnerable and underserved youth and families, by investing in, leading, and educating our community. As Violence Prevention Manager for the City of Santa Rosa, we are committed to moving forward collectively, as a Partnership, in support of Our Youth, Our Safety, and Our Community.”

Jason Carter, Violence Prevention Manager

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