The social and individual factors that contribute to violence are overlapping and complex, and a flexible, coordinated strategy is necessary to address these factors and prevent violence in San Francisco. DCYF partners with the Department of Public Health, the Juvenile Probation Department, and community-based organizations throughout the city to provide Violence Prevention and Intervention services to youth ages 10-25. DCYF funds programs that work to prevent and reduce crime, violence and delinquency; programs that deter youth from entering or returning to the juvenile or criminal justice system; and programs that help youth build social and resiliency skills.
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Strategies, Standards and Grantees
The multiagency collaborative body, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council (JJCC), updated the City and County of San Francisco's Comprehensive Multi-agency Local Action Plan in March 2017. The JJCC includes DCYF and members from county agencies representing law enforcement, probation, prosecution, public defense, juvenile court, education, mental and physical health, and social services as well as representatives from community-based youth-centered programs and young people with experience in the juvenile justice system. This plan informs the development of strategies that support services provided by the community-based organizations throughout San Francisco.
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