Goal #1: Community Partners

Initiatives

  • Support parents in their efforts to guide their children.
  • Identify opportunities to involve a trusted adult in the life of each youth.
  • Assist each community school to maximize the academic achievement of all students.
  • Prepare youth for employment and career opportunities.
  • Provide youth with information and tools on how to handle conflict and peer pressure.
  • Ensure community has active and collaborative strategies to combat negative gang activity.
  • Offer youth safe, constructive, social and recreational opportunities.


Goal #2: Police Community Relations

Initiatives

  • Examine and improve Police Complaint process.
  • Develop programs to educate citizens on police policy and procedures and individual rights and responsibilities.
  • Develop a comprehensive approach to solving neighborhood issues.
  • Increase communication between police and community.
  • Develop a diverse and culturally based training, recruiting and hiring program.
  • Create opportunities for police and community to interact on an informal basis to help create mutual trust and respect.
  • Implement active strategies to ensure that officers do not engage in racial profiling.
  • ¬†Continue to seek ways to improve Customer Service.


Goal #3: Healthy Youth & Families

Initiatives

  • Develop a comprehensive approach to address mental wellness.
  • Develop programs to assist youth with responding to stressful and traumatic events.
  • Identify opportunities to involve medical facilities, including public health in maintaining healthy youth.
  • Engage youth in physical fitness campaigns to encourage physical activity and exercise.
  • Promote nutritional guidelines, with the objective of supporting student health and reducing childhood obesity.
  • Develop a comprehensive sex education campaign to assist young people to make healthy decisions about sex and sexual behaviors.
  • Promote Restorative Justice philosophies communitywide to assist youth and families that become involved with law enforcement


Goal #4: Youth Development

Initiatives

  • Support parents in their efforts to guide their children.
  • Identify opportunities to involve a trusted adult in the life of each youth.
  • Assist each community school to maximize the academic achievement of all students.
  • Prepare youth for employment and career opportunities.
  • Provide youth with information and tools on how to handle conflict and peer pressure.
  • Ensure community has active and collaborative strategies to combat negative gang activity.
  • Offer youth safe, constructive, social and recreational opportunities.

Past Priorities