Welcome to www.SafeCommunitiesTaskForce.org, our central hub of information! Kick of your shoes and make yourself comfortable while I show you around our website.
We recently remodeled. Our appearance, content and navigation reflect our values of community, openness and innovation. The biggest change is our website menu; we have broken down our content into the core strategies of what is called The OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model. Let me explain what that means.
OJJDP stands for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. I know- it’s quite a mouthful! The OJJDP is a governing body helping reduce youth violence and criminal behavior, among other things. This group published the Comprehensive Gang Model, a report offering methods for addressing gangs. The methods they provide can be adapted organizations to fit their needs. We are one of the groups that follow this model.
To put it very simply, we have a giant binder of research that tells us the best way to do our jobs!
The Comprehensive Gang Model explains that there are five core strategies in gang prevention. Our website menu breaks down our program into these five categories and explains what we do through this lens. Click here to learn more about OJJDP. Otherwise, let’s continue the tour.
- A calendar of our upcoming community meetings (anyone can attend!)
- Our mission statement
- A list of our community partners
- Our strategic planning documents
- Other informational content
The Suppression page talks about our partners in the Vancouver Police Department who prevent or suppress violence in the community and shares a bit about how they do that.
That’s about it! If you have any questions about our website, suggestions for improvement or have difficulty finding your way, please don’t hesitate to head on over to our contact page and drop us a message.
I hope you enjoyed the tour! Our door is always open.
Sending my best,
Christopher Belisle at SCTF