Gang Violence Task Force
Chaired by the Mayor's Office (Office of Youth Violence Prevention) in facilitation with the Portland Police Bureau and Multnomah County Dept. of Community Justice Services.
(Available to community members. Meetings are bi-weekly. For meeting times call (503) 823-4180)
Group composition is representative of that reduction strategy offered by the US Department Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Comprehensive Gang Strategy Model which requires:
Service groupings represented which are available to at-risk youth (age 12 to 25), their families and the community:
Statement of Purpose:
The Gang Violence Task Force is a group of committed partners who have come together to develop solutions, interventions and prevention strategies to reduce gang - related violence and crime in Multnomah County.
The progress and achievements of this Task Force will be a result of our collaborative strategies, responsiveness to community priorities and our focus on the reduction of crime and the fear of crime.
The vision of the Gang Violence Task Force is that all citizens of Multnomah County live free of criminal gang influence and violence. Further, the Gang Violence Task Force envisions a community free of gang - related violence.
The mission of the Gang Violence Task Force is to affect positively the youth, families, and residents whose lives have been impacted by gang violence and to promote public safety by incorporating the best and most innovative practices of community partnership to reduce gang influence, violence, and crime.
The Gang Violence Task Force seeks to meet its mission through the coordination of leveraged resources and expertise to reduce the many forms of gang influence, violence, and crime.
The Gang Violence Task Force seeks to increase communication and coordination among the partners and to strengthen the communities of Multnomah County.