The Gang Violence Section provides state and federal funds to local communities to combat gang violence throughout California. The section provides oversight of several programs supporting local law enforcement agencies, prosecutor’s offices, probation departments, school districts, county offices of education, and community-based organizations. The projects implemented with these funds include gang prevention, intervention, reentry, education, job training and skills development, family and community services, law enforcement suppression activities, vertical prosecution of gang-related offenses, and intensive supervision of gang members on probation. The Gang Violence Section works closely with the Governor’s Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy to implement statewide strategies addressing the serious issue of gang violence throughout California.
The following are the programs in the Gang Violence Section: