LA Gang Conference:

Sharing insights and evidence to prevent violence

May 3, 2019

What does it take for violence prevention programming to effect change in vulnerable communities? Creative Associates International’s violence prevention and citizen security experts are convening with others in the field for the annual Gang Prevention and Intervention Conference in Long Beach, California, May 13-14. There, they’ll share the latest insights from Creative’s innovative work around the world, including family counseling for high-risk youth in Honduras, El Salvador and the Caribbean.

The week culminates with a Los Angeles study tour for elected officials and policymakers from Central America, who will learn from the experiences and best practices of L.A. government officials, law enforcement and civil society actors working to stem violence.

Check back here for updates from L.A. throughout the week.

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Through a three-day study tour, development and violence prevention practitioners explored the programs that are making a difference in Los Angeles, including youth outreach, reentry programs and community policing.

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In Central America and the Caribbean, governments and organizations that serve at-risk youth are applying evidence-based, family-centric programs to prevent violence. Creative shared program insights at the 2019 Gang Prevention and Intervention Conference.

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Crime and Violence Prevention Advisor Guillermo Cespedes discusses Creative’s approach to using evidence and the strength of families to prevent violence among vulnerable youth.

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