Chaired by District Attorney Deputy Kirsten Snowden and Antoinette Edwards of the City of Portland's Youth Violence Prevention Office

The Youth and Gang Violence Subcommittee is committed to collaborating and communicating across systems and with affected communities. The Committee’s vision is a violence-free, opportunity-rich future for every member of our community. Its mission is to reduce youth and gang violence, reduce related disproportionate minority contact, and lessen the disproportionate negative impacts of gang violence on communities of color.

Current Work

Since 2013, the Youth and Gang Violence Subcommittee has overseen the work of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Assessment, a three-pronged approach that balances and coordinates enforcement, intervention, and prevention strategies and that pursues well-defined, long-term goals and outcomes. LPSCC adopted the assessment in 2014, and in 2017, the council approved the Strategic Plan to Address Gang Violence. The subcommittee is currently working on implementing the six strategies. 

Y&GVSC Meeting Minutes

2017 Minutes
2016 Minutes
2015 Minutes
2014 Minutes
2013 Minutes
2012 Minutes
2011 Minutes

Get involved

The Youth & Gang Violence meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at a rotating location. Contact the LPSCC staff for more information.

LPSCC Executive Committee meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of every month at the Multnomah Building and are open to the public. Contact the LPSCC staff for more information.

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