The Safe Communities Task Force exists to positively affect the youth and their families who have been impacted by violence in order to create a safe and healthy community.
We do this by promoting opportunities for youth and families to experience being an integral and essential part of the community.
Over 100 individuals and organizations support the work of the Safe Communities Task Force, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington, Clark County Department of Community Services, Clark County Juvenile Court, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Public Health, Evergreen Public Schools, Lord's Gym, MFA Boxing, Partners in Careers (PIC), Police Activities League (PAL), The City of Vancouver, Vancouver Police Department, Vancouver Public Schools, and YWCA Clark County.
Our Community Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month (with the exception of Holidays) from 10 am to noon at the YWCA Community Room in Vancouver, located at 3609 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98663. The purpose of these meetings is to offer free workshops to increase the knowledge and skills of participants, share information about upcoming programs and events, update on the latest trends in local youth gangs, and foster connections among participants. Everyone is welcome at these meetings!
The Safe Communities Task Force offers an annual report reviewing the most current issues and findings in the community and our efforts for creating a more safe and inclusive county.
2016-2020 Strategic Plan
The strategic plan offers an executive summary of the program, discusses the program history, provides an overview of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, acknowledges our members and lists the goals, objectives and activities of the SCTF.
Clark County Comprehensive Gang Assessment
The assessment provides detailed information on the nature of crimes committed by local gangs, school-related data, community perceptions of the gang problem, and a review of available resources.
The Safe Communities Task Force Communications Plan provides a detailed outline on the method and approach towards engaging audiences online. Strategies encompass social networks, the website as well as the SCTF Blog.