SJ City Council holds violence prevention summit
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- On the heels of a historically deadly year for the city of San Jose, community members came together Saturday to discuss gang and violence prevention.
Topics ranged from getting out of gangs to neighborhood safety. This is the first year experts have addressed the issue of girls in gangs. More than 300 people attended various workshops.
"Community is very, very important in prevention because we can't arrest our way out of our problems. We have to really involve the community so we can create alternatives for our youth and prevent folks from getting involved in violence in the first place," said San Jose City Councilmember Rose Herrera.
This is the fifth year Mayor Chuck Reed and his Gang Prevention Task Force sponsored the summit.
san jose, chuck reed, gang violence, local news
- Oakland hospital ordered to keep girl on life support
- Santa makes early visit to Tenderloin school
- Woman hit by stray bullet may be paralyzed
- Senator Harry Reid in hospital for observation
- 1 injured in shooting at Bayfair Mall in San Leandro
- AC Transit, unions announce tentative agreement
- What's next for Candlestick Point?
- Dying cancer patient's friend offers to be surrogate
- Big Sur wildfire is fully contained
- Bay Area companies shop so you won't have to
- GET FREE STUFF: Cream cheese; Bracelet set
- Bay Area New Year's Eve fireworks and events
- roundup: Oakland shooting; DUI checkpoints
- weather: Bay Area weather forecast for Saturday
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos