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MGPTF Faith Initiative

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Kristina Peralta

on 22 August 2013

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Transcript of MGPTF Faith Initiative

Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force
Faith Initiative

To partner with the Faith Based Community to achieve/ realize zero gang related homicides in San Jose
To proactively establish a relationship between the Faith Based Community and the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force to create community awareness of resources and foster hope
Scope and Context
Subgroup of the Community Engagement Subcommittee

Faith Initiative Executive Committee

Faith Initiative Large Group

Workplan Strategic Goals
Strategic Goal
Create "Faith Walks" modeled after "Night Walks"
Strategic Goal
Develop a faith based driven/ coordinated volunteer mechanism: "Beautiful Day"
Strategic Goal
Include the faith based resources in community crisis response: "Community Chaplains"
9 Chaplains have been identified to provide compassion, aftercare, and services to gang impacted families/ individuals and assist residents in times of crisis and trauma
VMC "Trauma to Triumph"
Beautiful Day took place on April 27, 2013
Projects took place in 9/10 Council Districts with over 6,000 volunteer service opportunities
Strategic Goal
Establish a protocol/ system to share facilities
Purpose: to build a network of faith institutions that work in partnership with the MGPTF and serve as a community space in times of crisis
With the help of Neighborhood Empowerment Strike Team, 4 institutions have signed MOUs with the City:
South Bay Islamic Association
International Christian Center
East Valley Pentacostal Church
Emaus Church (Sunrise Bible)
Salinas Night Walks
Other Faith Community Involvement
The City Peace Project
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