A Holistic Approach    to Violence Prevention through aCommunity Based, Multi-Agency Collaborative              Spirit of ...
A Holistic Approachto Violence Prevention through aCommunity Based, Multi-Agency          Collaborative            Lydia A...
Vision is the Foundation       of Positive Change“Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,”- Proverbs 29:18 ...
City of Long BeachHuman Relations Commission                  Motto: “Working Together to Serve”           Lydia A. Hollie...
“Diversity is Our Strength”         Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic      Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     5 ...
Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     6    Collaborative_November 12, 2009
An Interim Report and        Re-examination of the Problem of         Youth and Gang Violence in the               City of...
An Interim Report and       Re-examination of the Problem of  Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long                 ...
An Interim Report and        Re-examination of the Problem of         Youth and Gang Violence in the               City of...
An Interim Report and         Re-examination of the Problem of          Youth and Gang Violence in the                City...
An Interim Report and      Re-examination of the Problem of Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long                   ...
An Interim Report and        Re-examination of the Problem of         Youth and Gang Violence in the               City of...
Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     13    Collaborative_November 12, 2009
Long Beach Youth and Gang  Violence Prevention Task Force                     Motto:“Reducing Violence, Saving Lives”     ...
Long Beach Youth and GangViolence Prevention Task Force           Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic        Approach_Com...
Long Beach Youth and Gang    Violence Prevention Task Force               Vision StatementWe envision a community where yo...
Long Beach Youth and Gang     Violence Prevention Task Force              Mission StatementWe are committed to eradicating...
Long Beach Youth and Gang    Violence Prevention Task Force                         Purpose• In January 2004, the Task For...
Long Beach Youth and Gang     Violence Prevention Task Force                          Duties• The specific duties included...
Long Beach Youth and Gang     Violence Prevention Task Force       Task Force Structure & Composition*The Long Beach Youth...
Long Beach Youth and Gang        Violence Prevention Task Force              Task Force Structural Elements*The structural...
Long Beach Youth and Gang  Violence Prevention Task Force        Subcommittee Structure • Early Childhood Education and Pa...
Long Beach Youth and Gang      Violence Prevention Task Force        Community Awareness Initiatives• The co-produced of t...
Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     24    Collaborative_November 12, 2009
Long Beach Youth and Gang         Violence Prevention Task Force                  Key Accomplishments• Supported community...
Long Beach Youth and Gang      Violence Prevention Task Force               Key Accomplishments*Completed citywide crimina...
Long Beach Youth and Gang    Violence Prevention Task Force            Key Accomplishments*Endorsed the 64-Day Season for ...
Long Beach Youth and Gang      Violence Prevention Task Force               Recognition of Efforts*City of Long Beach Work...
Long Beach Youth and Gang      Violence Prevention Task Force               Recognition of Efforts• California State Assem...
Long Beach Youth and Gang       Violence Prevention Task Force            Transition into Long Beach              GRIP Adv...
City of Long Beach   Weed and Seed Strategy                    Motto:“Establishing Model Communities,  One Neighborhood at...
City of Long BeachWeed and Seed Strategy        Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic     Approach_Community-Based Multi-Ag...
City of Long Beach            Weed and Seed Strategy• The Long Beach Weed & Seed Program is a strategy that aims to  preve...
City of Long Beach           Weed and Seed Strategy            Key Target Area Demographics• Population: 46,000• Median Ho...
City of Long Beach     Weed and Seed StrategyTop Five Pressing Issues in the Target Area             Affordable Housing   ...
City of Long Beach      Weed and Seed StrategyTop Five Services Needed in the Target Area            After School Programs...
City of Long Beach     Weed and Seed Strategy                  Foundation        • Law Enforcement Strategy      • Communi...
City of Long Beach    Weed and Seed Strategy        Subcommittee Structure• Family Engagement and Violence Prevention   • ...
City of Long Beach          Weed and Seed Strategy      Key Accomplishments & Recognitions• Three Safe Havens (King Park, ...
City of Long Beach           Weed and Seed Strategy         Key Accomplishments & Recognitions• Cinco de Mayo with Pride C...
City of Long Beach         Weed and Seed Strategy      Key Accomplishments & Recognitions• Community Education Monthly Ser...
City of Long Beach  Weed and Seed Strategy   Target Area Police Beats 4 and 5         Homicide Statistics:Year   Total    ...
Community Policing      Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic   Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     43       Collabor...
Youth Leaders at Neighborhood Forum             Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic          Approach_Community-Based Mul...
Neighborhood Clean-Up       Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic    Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     45        Co...
Kindergarten Festival       Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic    Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     46        Co...
L.B.P.D. Community Relations          Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic       Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency    ...
WOW Jam - A Faith Based Collaborative               Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic            Approach_Community-Bas...
Town Hall with Mombasa, Kenya           Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic        Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency ...
City of Long BeachWeed and Seed Strategy        Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic     Approach_Community-Based Multi-Ag...
Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council                    Motto:“Reducing Violence, Saving Lives”             Lydia A. Hollie, J...
Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council              Vision StatementWe envision a community where youth are highly valued, well ...
Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council                          MissionThe Long Beach GRIP Project will create a  collaboration ...
Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council                        PurposeTo oversee the recently awarded state-funded  CalGRIP grant...
Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council~Community Members                       ~County Office of Education~City Officials       ...
Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council        Subcommittee Structure• Family Engagement and Violence Prevention • Reentry and Wo...
Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council                         • ReferUnderserved youth and young adults to positive   alternati...
Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council                              Partners•   City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program•   City...
Long Beach USD Male Academy          Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic       Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     ...
“Its My Future”: Anti-Violence Conference                Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic             Approach_Communi...
Peace Rally   Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     61    Collaborative_November 1...
Wrigley Community Garden        Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic     Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     62     ...
Peace Mural   Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency     63    Collaborative_November 1...
Parting ThoughtsI strongly believe that a communitys peace andprosperity is inextricably linked to the strength of itsfami...
Parting ThoughtsThe family is surrounded by five oscillating rings tosustain its stability.     These rings represent then...
Parting ThoughtsYet, these sectors should be flexible enough tocollaborate and take the necessary steps, without unduedela...
Parting ThoughtsThe well being of families determines whether childrenfail or succeed, and whether a community declines or...
A Holistic Approachto Violence Prevention through aCommunity Based, Multi-Agency          Collaborative     Thank you     ...
References1. An Interim Report on the Problem of Youth and Gang  Violence in the City of Long Beach, City of Long Beach  H...
Contact Information            Lydia A. Hollie, JD, MAED   Co-Chair, Long Beach Weed and Seed               Steering Commi...
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A Holistic Approach to Violence Prevention through a Community Based, Multi-Agency Collaborative

  1. 1. A Holistic Approach to Violence Prevention through aCommunity Based, Multi-Agency Collaborative Spirit of Safety Lighthouse Conference Violence Intervention and Prevention Institute Jackson State University, MS Presented By: Lydia A. Hollie, JD, MAED, Co-Chair City of Long Beach Weed & Seed Steering Committee November 12, 2009 Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency Collaborative_November 12, 2009 1
  2. 2. A Holistic Approachto Violence Prevention through aCommunity Based, Multi-Agency Collaborative Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 2 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  3. 3. Vision is the Foundation of Positive Change“Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained,”- Proverbs 29:18 NASBAn older translation of this axiom is more direct, “Wherethere is no vision, the people perish.”"Record the vision and inscribe it on the tablets, thatone who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for theappointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it willnot fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainlycome, it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:2-3 NASB Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 3 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  4. 4. City of Long BeachHuman Relations Commission Motto: “Working Together to Serve” Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 4 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  5. 5. “Diversity is Our Strength” Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 5 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  6. 6. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 6 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  7. 7. An Interim Report and Re-examination of the Problem of Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long BeachOn November 4, 2003, the City of Long Beach Human Relations Commission (HRC) presented an Interim Report and Re-examination of the Problems of Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long Beach.The report reflected the impacts that youth violence has on the quality of life for youth and human relations in the city.The report was approved by the community leadership, the Long Beach Police Department, unanimously adopted by the City Council, and implemented. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 7 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  8. 8. An Interim Report and Re-examination of the Problem of Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long Beach Key FindingsApproximately 40% of the citys population is comprised of children and youth,Whether you were a combatant or not, any citizen had a 50% chance of being a victim of gang violence,To Stay Alive is No. 1 goal of youth (From Wilson High Eleventh grade student at the November 11, 2002 Public Forum). Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 8 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  9. 9. An Interim Report and Re-examination of the Problem of Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long Beach Key Findings• 67 homicides—31 gang-related, inclusive of 15 gang motivated homicides (2002),• Long Beach median income: $40,000 (2002),• 77,000 families incomes below $35,000 (2002),• 14,400 families incomes below $19,000(2002) Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 9 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  10. 10. An Interim Report and Re-examination of the Problem of Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long Beach Summary of Recommendations• Convene a Citywide Intervention Task Force to develop a 3-year strategic plan to produce measurable and sustainable outcomes.• Utilize existing City service contracts with NCCJ to facilitate the Citywide Intervention Task Force.• Implement the Youth Commission and Youth Advisory Council. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 10 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  11. 11. An Interim Report and Re-examination of the Problem of Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long Beach Summary of Recommendations• Utilize the Human Dignity Programs Hate Crimes Response Team and Intergroup Conflict Resolution Team to mediate gang-related disputes.• Train selected Gang Intervention Prevention Program staff as mediators to assist the Human Dignity Programs Response/Resolution Teams, as appropriate. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 11 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  12. 12. An Interim Report and Re-examination of the Problem of Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long Beach Summary of Recommendations• Develop a public awareness campaign that promotes integrity, responsibility, accountability, and respect, successful models in other communities.• Allow the HRC to research funding sources.• Strengthen relations with ethnic community based organizations. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 12 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  13. 13. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 13 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  14. 14. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Motto:“Reducing Violence, Saving Lives” Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 14 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  15. 15. Long Beach Youth and GangViolence Prevention Task Force Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 15 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  16. 16. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Vision StatementWe envision a community where youth are highly valued, well educated, skilled for the 21st century workplace, healthy, law abiding, and contributing members of society who respect the rights of others and themselves. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 16 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  17. 17. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Mission StatementWe are committed to eradicating violence among youth and young adults by networking resources, promoting public awareness and educating youth and young adults on their value to the preservation of our human race, thereby saving lives. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 17 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  18. 18. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Purpose• In January 2004, the Task Force was established to inform, consult and collaborate with the city and other key community partners to identify preventive measures, responses, and strategies related to issues of youth violence and gang activity. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 18 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  19. 19. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Duties• The specific duties included needs assessment of at-risk youth and program evaluation, performance review of relevant programs and services, increasing public awareness of available resources, and reporting the outcomes to the City Council for action as appropriate. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 19 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  20. 20. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Task Force Structure & Composition*The Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force was a 40-member group charged with pursuing solutions to wide-ranging issues that significantly affect the quality of life for our youth.*It represented every major leadership sector of the community and it reflected the demographic diversity of the community.*Task Force members were selected specifically for their expertise and interest in youth as well as youth violence prevention and intervention. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 20 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  21. 21. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Task Force Structural Elements*The structural framework of the citywide Task Force included two other elements, which strengthened its capacity to be effective:*Executive Committee: Represented the highest leadership of the city to reflect the diverse interests impacted by youth violence, provides oversight of the implementation process, as well as direct support for resource allocation.*Resource Team: City and Long Beach Unified School District staff was responsible for providing staff support, reviewing the City’s current youth-serving policies and programs, identifying programs by goals and targeted population and activities, and benchmarking programs from other cities. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 21 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  22. 22. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Subcommittee Structure • Early Childhood Education and Parenting • Workforce Development and Reentry• Youth Engagement and Violence Prevention • Media and Community Education • Research and Resource Development Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 22 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  23. 23. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Community Awareness Initiatives• The co-produced of two “Enough is Enough” telecasts.• The organized and endorsed youth/police dialogues.• Supported conflict resolution workshops citywide.• The development and delivery of numerous education forums on such valuable topics as parenting, family leadership, conflict resolution, educational & career paths for teens, expungement for adults and youth petitions, and mental health for children.• Supported Vigils for Peace to decrease gun violence.• Supported neighborhood clean-ups. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 23 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  24. 24. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 24 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  25. 25. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Key Accomplishments• Supported community engagement through building an on-going support structure that connects residents, businesses, community-based organizations, educational institutions, the faith community, and City government in successful collaborative partnerships.• Stronger community, police and municipal relationships, which have resulted in many opportunities,• Successfully accomplished grant acquisitions of both the Department of Justice Weed and Seed ($1 million) Community Assistance Grant and the CalGRIP Grant ($400,000). Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 25 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  26. 26. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Key Accomplishments*Completed citywide criminal activity analysis and identified Police Beats 4, 5 and 7 as the initial point of focus.*LBPD and Department of Parks Recreations and Marine worked together collaboratively to place Mobile Rec. sites within the targeted area.*Held Focus Groups (youth & adult) in target area to gain in-depth knowledge of community needs and advice from the residents. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 26 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  27. 27. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Key Accomplishments*Endorsed the 64-Day Season for Nonviolence and focused on a “Weekend of Forgiveness.”*Delivered First Summer Police/Youth Dialogue at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.*Developed Website (www.savinglives.longbeach.gov) and Logo.*Collaborated with city agencies, faith based and community based organizations, and the business and education sectors to develop comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiatives citywide. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 27 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  28. 28. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Recognition of Efforts*City of Long Beach Working Together to Serve Management Conference Award in the category of Best Effort to keep Long Beach safe.*City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program Award, shared with Charter Communications, Press Telegram, and Leadership Long Beach.*100 Best Cities for Youth Award, Pacific Region.*Association of Criminal Justice Research Presentation, 64th Semi-Annual Meeting, Long Beach Conference. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 28 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  29. 29. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Recognition of Efforts• California State Assembly• California State Senate• Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors• Long Beach City Council• The California Conference for Equality and Justice Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 29 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  30. 30. Long Beach Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force Transition into Long Beach GRIP Advisory CouncilAfter five years of committed advocacy, and building community capacity and empowerment to engage community action to effectively address youth violence prevention and intervention, the Task Force moved into a new phase of civic involvement and evolved into the Long Beach Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Advisory Council (LB GRIP Advisory Council) in March 2009. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 30 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  31. 31. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed Strategy Motto:“Establishing Model Communities, One Neighborhood at a Time” Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 31 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  32. 32. City of Long BeachWeed and Seed Strategy Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 32 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  33. 33. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed Strategy• The Long Beach Weed & Seed Program is a strategy that aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, substance abuse, and gang activity in Central Long Beach, CA.• This Program is a community-based, comprehensive, multi- agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and neighborhood restoration in Police Beats 4 and 5.• This Program operates out of two Safe Havens at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park and Ernest McBride Park as safe places for youth and families to access community resources. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 33 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  34. 34. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed Strategy Key Target Area Demographics• Population: 46,000• Median Household Income: $21,000 annually• 52% subsist on $15,000 annually• 950 surveys conducted English, Khmer, and Spanish of target area residents informed: – Top 5 Pressing Issues – Top 5 Community Services Needed Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 34 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  35. 35. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed StrategyTop Five Pressing Issues in the Target Area Affordable Housing Graffiti Gang Violence Drugs Drug Dealing Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 35 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  36. 36. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed StrategyTop Five Services Needed in the Target Area After School Programs Adult Employment Affordable Health Care Sports/Recreation Programs Youth Employment Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 36 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  37. 37. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed Strategy Foundation • Law Enforcement Strategy • Community Policing Strategy• Prevention/Intervention/Treatment Strategy • Comprehensive Reentry Strategy • Neighborhood Restoration Strategy Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 37 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  38. 38. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed Strategy Subcommittee Structure• Family Engagement and Violence Prevention • Reentry and Workforce Development • Neighborhood Restoration • Law Enforcement and Community Policing Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 38 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  39. 39. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed Strategy Key Accomplishments & Recognitions• Three Safe Havens (King Park, McBride Park, and most recently, McArthur Park).• Monthly Community Calendar.• King Park Make-Over Funded by The Home Deport.• Kindergarten Festival Kickoff Family Resource Fair.• Community-Wide Expungement/Sealing Education Forum and Workshop.• Community Forum on Parent Empowerment.• Conflict Resolution Workshop for Youth.• Washington Neighborhood Street & Alley Clean-up.• 3-Day Summer Youth A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Lydia and Police Dialogues. Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 39 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  40. 40. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed Strategy Key Accomplishments & Recognitions• Cinco de Mayo with Pride Celebration (nearly 1000 attendees at McBride Park).• Easter Egg Hunt Festivities (nearly 600 attendees at McBride Park).• Central Long Beach and Mombasa, Kenya Town Hall• Co-Sponsored First Annual Dee Andrews 6th District Track & Field Meet.• Sponsor of New Generation Soccer Team.• Sponsored 2008 and 2009 WOW Jam Community Resource Fair.• Parent Empowerment Workshops and Parent Mentor Group.• Sponsored 6th District Youth Talent Show. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 40 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  41. 41. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed Strategy Key Accomplishments & Recognitions• Community Education Monthly Series, “Insider Tips on Law and Justice.”• Youth Leadership Development Program.• PeaceBuilders for Young Children Conflict Resolution Workshops.• Co-Sponsored 6th District Youth Empowerment Forum.• King Park Community Survey.• Comprehensive Re-Entry Resource Guide.• Washington Neighborhood Health & Safety Family Day.• Certificate of Recognition, Councilman Dee Andrews, Sixth District, Long Beach City Council. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 41 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  42. 42. City of Long Beach Weed and Seed Strategy Target Area Police Beats 4 and 5 Homicide Statistics:Year Total Year Total2004 7 2007 112005 13 2008 112006 9 2009 4 Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 42 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  43. 43. Community Policing Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 43 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  44. 44. Youth Leaders at Neighborhood Forum Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 44 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  45. 45. Neighborhood Clean-Up Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 45 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  46. 46. Kindergarten Festival Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 46 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  47. 47. L.B.P.D. Community Relations Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 47 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  48. 48. WOW Jam - A Faith Based Collaborative Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 48 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  49. 49. Town Hall with Mombasa, Kenya Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 49 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  50. 50. City of Long BeachWeed and Seed Strategy Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 50 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  51. 51. Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council Motto:“Reducing Violence, Saving Lives” Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 51 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  52. 52. Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council Vision StatementWe envision a community where youth are highly valued, well educated, skilled for the 21st century workplace, healthy, law abiding, and contributing members of society who respect the rights of others and themselves. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 52 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  53. 53. Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council MissionThe Long Beach GRIP Project will create a collaboration of educational, prevention, and intervention based programs as well as related support systems to provide essential education, career, social, and life skills development training and services for at-risk youth and adults in the target area. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 53 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  54. 54. Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council PurposeTo oversee the recently awarded state-funded CalGRIP grant, which is to address youth and gang violence prevention and youth development. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 54 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  55. 55. Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council~Community Members ~County Office of Education~City Officials ~Educational Agencies~County Sheriff ~Community and Faith-~Probation Based Organizations~District Attorney ~Businesses~Local Law Enforcement ~City Staff~LB Unified School District Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 55 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  56. 56. Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council Subcommittee Structure• Family Engagement and Violence Prevention • Reentry and Workforce Development • Media and Community Education • Research and Resource Development Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 56 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  57. 57. Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council • ReferUnderserved youth and young adults to positive alternatives to gang participation in a safe environment • Promote Community awareness and education through anti-gang messages • Enhance Coordination of existing efforts and resourcesrelated to youth and gang violence prevention as well Approach_Community-Based A Holistic as family and community Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: Multi-Agency 57 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  58. 58. Long Beach GRIP Advisory Council Partners• City of Long Beach Human Dignity Program• City of Long Beach Neighborhood Services Bureau• PeaceBuilders of PeacePartners, Inc.• The California Conference for Equity and Justice• Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network• Long Beach Police Department• Long Beach City College• Long Beach Unified District• Long Beach Weed and Seed Program• The Target Area Families, Youth, and Community Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 58 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  59. 59. Long Beach USD Male Academy Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 59 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  60. 60. “Its My Future”: Anti-Violence Conference Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 60 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  61. 61. Peace Rally Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 61 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  62. 62. Wrigley Community Garden Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 62 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  63. 63. Peace Mural Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A HolisticApproach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 63 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  64. 64. Parting ThoughtsI strongly believe that a communitys peace andprosperity is inextricably linked to the strength of itsfamilies. The nucleus of a community is a devoted familywherein parents are responsible and accountable fortheir households, and each child is unconditionallyloved, well nourished, and protected from harm to thebest of the parents ability. The children represent theheart of the family. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 64 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  65. 65. Parting ThoughtsThe family is surrounded by five oscillating rings tosustain its stability. These rings represent theneighborhood, faith, education, business, and civicsectors. Each of these sectors should work in concert tosupplement the familys efforts to rear children to becomestakeholders who are productive members of thecommunity. These sectors should be strong enough toprevent pathogens from entering and destroying thefamily. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 65 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  66. 66. Parting ThoughtsYet, these sectors should be flexible enough tocollaborate and take the necessary steps, without unduedelay, on the best way to eradicate those factors orpathogens that contribute to the familys demise. Theserings exist to protect the family, and therefore, establish alife of quality for the entire community environment. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 66 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  67. 67. Parting ThoughtsThe well being of families determines whether childrenfail or succeed, and whether a community declines orprospers. Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 67 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  68. 68. A Holistic Approachto Violence Prevention through aCommunity Based, Multi-Agency Collaborative Thank you Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 68 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  69. 69. References1. An Interim Report on the Problem of Youth and Gang Violence in the City of Long Beach, City of Long Beach Human Relations Commission, Long Beach, CA (2003).2. California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention Grant, Office of the Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sacramento, CA (2008).3. New American Standard Bible (2009), Retrieved on November 1, 2009, from Website: www.bible.com.4. Weed and Seed Community Assistance Grant, Community Capacity Development Office, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (2007). Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 69 Collaborative_November 12, 2009
  70. 70. Contact Information Lydia A. Hollie, JD, MAED Co-Chair, Long Beach Weed and Seed Steering CommitteeEmail: savinglivesreducingviolence@gmail.com Long Beach Weed and Seed Program 1133 Rhea Street Long Beach, CA 90806 Office: 562.570.4400 http://weedandseed.longbeach.gov For More Information Contact: Long Beach GRIP Project www.savinglives.longbeach.gov Lydia A. Hollie, JD/MAED: A Holistic Approach_Community-Based Multi-Agency 70 Collaborative_November 12, 2009

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