The 2012-2016 Strategic Plan plan combines the latest research on successful approaches to healthy youth development with a strategy to increase prevention and intervention services to gang-involved and disconnected youth. By committing to support Santa Rosa’s youth, the community is sending a clear message for youth to stay in school, reconnect with their families and community to enjoy a supportive and healthy environment to learn and grow, and engage in pro-social behaviors. Ultimately we envision youth who maintain a sense of responsibility for their actions with accountability to themselves and others.
Create an education and awareness campaign regarding the risk factors affecting youth and the resources available to them.
Increase the number of privation programs with the priority target being high-risk neighborhoods.
Increase intervention services and create positive opportunities for high-risk and gang-involved youth and their families.
Increase enforcement efforts of serious and violent crime and enhance the sense of safety reported by the public.
Ensure the successful re-rentry of youth and adults re-entering our community after incarceration.
Assist other communities in our region to work together to address the mobile nature of youth violence and gangs.
Create a delivery system and measures to track effort, effect, and results of ongoing programs.