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Youth Intervention
The Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF)is made up of a Policy Team and a Technical Team. The Policy Team, chaired by the mayor, provides direction and focus to the City's gang prevention and intervention efforts. The task force is comprised of the city, county, and state; community based organizations; the San José Police Department; faith community; schools; and other community stakeholders. By bringing together these partners, the task force has been able to leverage a variety of available”pro-social” community resources to combat the anti-social influences that youth receive from gangs.

Youth Intervention Services / Mayors Gang Prevention Task Force main number: 408-794-1630
To report gang activity please follow the link.
Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force: B.E.S.T.
he purpose of the B.E.S.T. grant program is to develop and implement programs that address the needs of high-risk and gang-involved youth and their families; and to provide a coordinated continuum of prevention, intervention and suppression services. best-yi.jpg
Evaluation Report and Summary of Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force

Resources & Workplans
Clean Slate Free Tattoo Removal Program
Are tattoos preventing you from getting a job or moving forward in life? This free program has criteria and requirements that you or the person enrolling must meet. If you meet the criteria and are interested in removing your gang related tattoos please call the Clean Slate Office or download and print the referral form.

Clean Slate Tattoo Removal number: 408-794-1660

  • Must be a San José resident
  • Must be between the ages of 14 and 25
  • Must live a gang free lifestyle
  • Tattoos must be on hands, wrists, neck, or face
  • Must be working or going to school and/or must enroll in a job readiness or vocational program
  • Must commit to program by attending weekly life skill group workshops for 8 weeks
  • Must complete 30 hours of community service
  • Participants will receive 1st removal treatment appointment at program orientation.
  • Workshops and community service may be waived for individuals enrolled and supported by a similar community program
Safe School Campus Initiative
Safe School Campus Initiative (SSCI) is a partnership between the City, school districts, Police Department,and County Probation. These agencies form the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT),and work collaboratively to create safer schools and communities by ensuring that youth related violence is addressed in a proactive and timely manner. The MDT readily has access to prevention and intervention services from community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and the City’ programs.

Safe Schools Campus Initiative main number 408-794-1637

Services we Offer
  • Assessments
  • Choices and Consequences Presentations
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Follow Up Services
Services we Offer
  • Gang Awareness Presentations
  • Home Visits
  • MDT / Safety Meetings
  • Referrals
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