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.
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
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.
- Youth and Gang Violence Steering Committee Action Plan presented to the LPSCC Executive Committee on September 2012
- Letter by the Y&GV Steering Committee, "Stop blaming the victims: The facts on youth violence."
- Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, 2011, Action Plan to Reduce Youth and Gang Violence: Ensuring Effective Coordination, Oversight, Community Engagement & Measurable Outcomes
- Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, 2009, A Proposal for a Comprehensive and Coordinated Response to Gang and Youth Violence
- Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, 2004, Healthy Communities: A Youth Gang Prevention Strategy for Portland and Multnomah County .
- Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, 2004, Healthy Communities: A Youth Gang Prevention Strategy for Gresham and East County.
- Latino Gang Violence Prevention Task Force of Multnomah County, 2004, Latino Youth Gang Violence in Multnomah County: Understanding the Problem, Shaping the Future .
- The Multnomah County Comprehensive Gang Assessment was released on July 8, 2014. The strategic plan was approved February 2017.