Gang Prevention

Gang Prevention & Youth Development
Cited by the Grand Jury as a model program in the combating of gangs.

The CSP Gang Prevention Program provides prevention and intervention services to at-risk youths, gang "wannabes", known gang members, the families of these youths, and the community. Working in cooperation with law enforcement, probation, courts, schools, churches, parents, and job and recreational programs the CSP Gang Prevention Program provides alternatives to gang involvement. Integral to the gang-related services are bilingual/bicultural staff members, and a sensitivity, without lending support to, gang territorial behaviors. Presently active in Huntington Beach, the program serves dozens of youths and their families annually.
 
         
    
Program goals are straight forward: Reduce gang violence and steer at-risk youth away from gang involvement.

Teens are encouraged to continue their education, get jobs and become contributing members of the community. School-wide anti-gang/anti-drug awareness educational programs, after-school activities, and individual and group counseling that includes decision making, anger management, self-control, self-esteem, communication skills, conflict resolution and future planning are provided to the youths.

Parent Awareness Workshops are provided to educate parents on signs and symptoms of gang involvement, drug and alcohol use, violence in our communities, communication skills and effective discipline.

Program services are offered at the Oak View Family Resource Center. The mission of the Family Resource Center is to facilitate the development of a safe, healthy and nurturing environment in school, home and community such that children may be successful in school, at work, and in their personal relationships.

Oak View Family Resource Center
17261 Oak Lane • Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are interested in learning more about CSP's Gang Intervention and Prevention Program, please email gangprevention@CSPinc.org, call (714) 842-6600.