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Gang Prevention Awareness Week

Gang Prevention Awareness Week
August 2 - 9, 2014

Join us at a series of fun and engaging events showcasing the community’s efforts to reduce youth violence. At each of these events, staff will be on hand to explain how you can help support Santa Rosa’s gang prevention and intervention efforts. All events are FREE of charge with the exception of the Gang Prevention Seminar on August 4, 2014 which requires a $10 registration fee.

 See below for more details!

Click here to view flyer.

Join us … it takes a community to protect our youth from gang activity.

Event Schedule:

Talent Show & Festival
Co-Hosted with our Recreation & Parks Department

August 2, 2014
4:00pm - 8:00 pm (FREE)
Jacobs Park - 850 West 9th Street, Santa Rosa

Come and celebrate our local talent…YOU! All ages are welcome for this family-friendly occasion. Other activities to enjoy include face-painting, games, inflatable jumpies, music, BBQ, food and informational booths. To enter the talent show, please contact Jeanne Pugh at
(543-4332, jpugh@srcity.org). 

Boxing Exhibition
Co-Hosted with The Salvation Army's Double Punches Boxing Club

August 3, 2014
12:00 – 2:30 pm (FREE)

Santa Rosa Plaza - 1071 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa 

Come watch youth compete in friendly, but spirited boxing match-ups all afternoon. There will also be a featured main event with local community "celebrity" boxers!

Gang Prevention Seminar
Co-Hosted with Santa Rosa Police Department
August 4, 2014
7:30am – 4:00 pm

Finley Community Center - 2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa CA, 95401

Keynote Speaker

Panel Discussion on... "The Root Causes of Gang Involvement"

Break-Out Groups: 

- Gang Prevention Services
- Gang Identification & Emerging Gang Trends
- Emerging Drug Trends

Youth Panel: Listen to inspirational success stories!

Download a registration form here.  

Neighborhood Night Walk
August 8, 2014
7:30pm – 9:00 pm (FREE)

Jacobs Park - 850 West 9th Street, Santa Rosa

Neighbors: Join us on a Community Night Walk! Come out and get to know your neighbors. Let’s walk for a common cause: for the safety of our neighborhood and the peace that we deserve.

Click here to view flyer!

South Park Summer Day & Night Festival
Co-Hosted with Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

August 9, 2014
3:00pm – 11:30 pm (FREE)

Martin Luther King Park - 1336 Temple Ave, Santa Rosa

Featuring free demonstrations from UJAM, martial arts and Zumba, games and prizes, sports activities, cultural and contemporary dance performances, community hot shot basketball contest and police department demos and displays, health and resource fair, food, and a screening of a movie on the lawn after dark!

Click here to view flyer!

Thank you to our sponsors!

The John Jordan Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
United Way of the Wine Country



 2011 Highlights

Click on the thumbnail below to see highlights from last year's Gang Prevention Awareness Week!

Click here to watch the video