Combating Gang Violence Through Prevention and Intervention Strategies within the County of Kern
The Joint City and County Standing Committee to Combat Gang Violence was created by the County of Kern and the City of Bakersfield in the Fall of 2006 in an effort to combat gang violence in the community by developing a plan of attack against the root causes of gang violence. As a result of this plan, funding oportunities were provided to vendors based on their proposals to establish gang prevention and intervention programs. The agencies funded and their programs are as follows:
Family Resource Centers are neighborhood-based services that provide outreach, case management and supportive services. The services offered include comprehensive assessments (health, psycho-social, education and basic needs), individual service plans, case management, home visits, linkages to community services, advocacy, school-readiness activities, and parent education.
Contact Southeast Neighborhood Partnership Family Resource Center:
1509 East 11th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 322-3276 Phone
(661) 322-3285 Fax
Monday – Friday
Provide comprehensive group and one-on-one adult mentoring services promoting healthy life skills to parents of at-risk youth. Additional services include crisis intervention, resource and referral, and long-term follow up to address individual needs.
Garden Pathways, Inc.
Comprehensive Mentoring Services
1616 29th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Coordinate the early identification and referral of at-risk students and their families to after-school mentoring and parent skills building programs.
Expand and recruit the Parent Project facilitators, including the outlying areas of Kern County.
Parent Project website http://www.kernparentproject.org
Provide youth mentoring activities to children between the ages of 6 and 18.
Provide individual or group mentoring services to youth identified as high risk, at risk and gang involved.
Provide a training session for youth released from incarceration to change future decision making. Provide home calls to the homes of youths in the training program to stay involved and connected.
Provide community based mentoring and partnership with organizations to provide opportunities for attendance at athletic events and socialization.
Conduct outreach events including Neighborhood Rallies and Summits, and gang awareness training for parents, school staff, community members and workshops in neighborhoods as needed with the use of the Youth Intervention Specialists.
Conduct motivational school assemblies and on-campus mentoring programs in elementary, middle and high schools throughout Kern County.
Contact Us: (661) 322-HOPE (4673)
CAPK provides Parenting Education using Parents on A Mission and Nurturing Parenting curricula. CAPK also provides services to at-risk youth using the Aggression Replacement Training and Forward Thinking Interactive Journaling curricula.
These services are offered to at-risk youth at the Friendship House in Bakersfield and the Shafter Youth Center.
Contact: Lois Hannible at 661-369-8926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Challenge provides after-school tutoring, mentoring, and hope to students from the Oildale area.
The goal of Teen Challenge is to prevent gang violence and other deviant behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse.
Contact Teen Challenge at: (661) 399-2273