Community Partnership: "We advocate and support the building of strong and viable partnerships with law enforcement, all members of the criminal justice systems and the community we serve for the purpose of achieving the highest level of public safety for our citizens."
Our community programs director helps the office turn this value statement into action. The three initiatives listed here demonstrate our collective commitment to public service and crime prevention.
4 or 40
The San Diego County District Attorney's Youth Advisory Board produced the 4 or 40 campaign featuring a film with a positive message focused on their peers. The message of "4 or 40: The Choice is Yours" is: The choices you make during your four years in school will impact your next 40 years. The film's message is not about crime or violence; it's about choices.
Girls Only! Toolkit
Working with our AmeriCorps VISTA partners, we assembled a prevention education toolkit designed to promote self-esteem, develop life skills, and inspire positive motivation in young girls. We call it the Girls Only! Toolkit.
SB618 Prisoner Reentry
San Diego County is the first and only county authorized to create a multiagency plan and develop policies and programs to educate and rehabilitate nonviolent felony offenders. With the passage of Senate Bill 618, we created a comprehensive multiagency collaboration designed to assist, educate, treat addictions, and transition parolees into the community.