Sacramento Youth Violence Prevention (SYVP) Collective
The mission of SYVP is to prevent youth violence by creating a true web of support for youth in Sacramento. Member organizations representing law enforcement, public health, education, health care and community organizations work to achieve documented improvements in criminal justice, health, and education outcomes among minority youth in Sacramento.
SMYVP members build trust and collaboration with each other in order to better integrate public health, social service and community policing practices. SMYVP also supports SHOP - a structured violence prevention curriculum that supports youth development and is presented at in-school and out-of-school programs.
Together SMYVP members partner to increase youth linkages to local organizations so that youth can better access services and community programs that foster resiliency and afford youth new opportunities to practice self-care, leadership development, community service, and advocacy.
HEC serves as the backbone organization for the Sacramento Youth Violence Prevention Collective. The Collective works to prevent youth violence by creating a true web of support for youth in Sacramento by building stronger working relationships among cross-sector organizations.
The Collective had participation from 26 organizations including community advocates, law enforcement, healthcare, and education. The Collective undertook a series of educational session to broaden members’ understanding of violence in the Sacramento region. Sessions included an in-depth look at the history of community-police violence presented; an in-depth look how the Sacramento Police Department is approaching community mental health issues and exploration factors in Sacramento to promote resilience and a trauma-informed approach to youth violence prevention. After the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, Collective meetings transitioned to a virtual format.
Sacramento Youth Violence Prevention Collective
Monthly meeting. Members work to create a true web of support for minority youth in Sacramento. Member organization from law enforcement, public health, education, health care and community organizations work to improve coordination, collaboration, and linkages.