Gang Prevention Awareness Month


The Santa Rosa Violence Prevention Partnership's annual Month-long series of events showcases community efforts to reduce youth violence and raise community awareness. At each event staff is on hand to dialogue and engage around The Partnership's efforts to create a safer community, and what the community can do to help support the cause. All events are FREE of charge with the exception of the Seminar which requires a registration fee.

Join us for our 10th Annual Gang Prevention Awareness Month this year starts September 2018. We invite you to join us at one (or more!) of our events - have fun, and find out more about The Partnership and the services available that are helping make our community a safer place to live and play. Scroll down for more details on each of the events.

If you'd like to become a sponsor of this year's Gang Prevention Awareness Month and support Our Youth, Our Safety and Our Community, please contact Jason Carter, Violence Prevention Manager at or 707-543-4321.

Check the list below of our GPAM 2018 Events

Gang Prevention Seminar - September 5th, 2018 at Finley Center 

The Gang Prevention Awareness Seminar is a professional development conference that promotes relevant topics to prevent community violence, gang intervention and strategies to serve trauma impacted families and communities. Breakfast and Lunch Provided. 
For more information, please contact Salvador Strawbridge of The Partnership at

Night Walk & Ice Cream Social -September 14th at Puerta Villa Apartments on West 9th
Come out & get to know your neighbors over ice cream! Let’s walk for the safety of the community.
For more information, please contact Rafael Rivero of City of Santa Rosa's Housing and Community Services at rrivero@srcity,org 

3-on 3 Basketball Tournament - September 15th, 2018 at Roseland Accelerated Middle School
To highlight the importance of physical activity and team sports in youth development.
For more information, please contact Skip Wallace of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks at
Parent Awareness Training - September 20th, 2018 at Roseland Elementary School
The Partnership's two hour-hour workshop designed to engage parents by bringing in violence prevention experts and resources specialist who will respond to questions and concerns so together, we can gain greater parent involvement and find positive alternatives for today's youth! 
For more information, please contact Salvador Strawbridge of The Partnership at
South Park Day & Night Festival -September 22nd, 2018 at Martin Luther King Park (South Park)
Join us at the park, fun games, sport activities, and a variety of community resources. Stay for a movie on the lawn!
For more information, please contact Vince Harper of Community Action Partnership at 

The Roseland Unity Run - September 29th, 2018 at Bayer Park 
The run is intended to bring together the Santa Rosa community around the Roseland neighborhood to bring awareness to the positive resources and healthy alternatives to violence. A second part of the event will feature a motivational speaker that will speak to youth and community members about the negative consequences of violence and positive alternatives. 
Please Contact Omar Gallardo of Land Paths at