Guiding People Successfully (GPS)
The City of Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Partnership (The Partnership) administers the Guiding People Successfully (GPS) program, to provide coordinated wraparound services for gang-impacted, probationary and/or underserved youth who are at-risk for involvement with the juvenile justice system and gang violence.
The core elements of the GPS program are (1) centralized intake (2) preliminary identification of risk and protective factors; (3) referrals to community-based organizations who provide a variety of interventions and services; and (4) case management through a facilitated Multi-Disciplinary Assessment and Referral Team (MDART).
In collaboration with Sonoma County Probation, GPS delivers a Positive Youth Justice model approach to identify& assess youth who are at imminent risk of gang involvement and then strategizes on opportunities to create safe and healthy neighborhoods for our community.
For more information, please email JGaren@srcity.org or call 707-543-4681
Community Safety Scorecard
The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership (The Partnership), after rebranding from the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force in 2015, expanded the scope of its mission to reduce youth and gang violence by adopting a public health approach. Consistent with other local initiatives – such as Health Action, Cradle to Career, and Upstream Investments – to improve the health and safety of the community, this upstream approach of understanding the root causes of violence provides The Partnership with an opportunity to identify strategies that will address the key determinants of the community’s overall health and safety. This Community Safety Scorecard (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
The Scorecard establishes seventeen different community safety indicators that can guide and influence decisions intended to maintain and improve community safety at a neighborhood level.
This tool can also be used for tracking progress over time and informing new investments or reallocation of existing resources. Moreover, the Scorecard is a tool for shared accountability among the agencies who comprise The Partnership to implement collective action efforts based on common goals.
Download Community Scorecard
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