Strengthen the systems in place to identify at-risk youth and connect them to support services and positive activities

A major concern for West Side residents is the risk of young people becoming involved in gang activity. An expanded support system for at-risk youth will help “stem the tide” and reduce the influence of gangs in the neighborhood.

supporting data

of residents say gang exposure is the biggest challenge facing West Side youth

Data from 2017 Needs Assessment

public safety issue is gang activity