L.A. Gang Conference


Monday May 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM PDT
Tuesday May 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM PDT

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Kristin Bray 
E L E M E N T S 
(310) 393-3201 


The California Endowment 
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Cost: $175
Single-Day Registration: $90
Groups of 5 or more: 10% discount off registration

Please make checks payable to:
Community Partners FBO Violence Prevention Coalition
1000 N. Alameda St. Ste 240
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Recommended Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Los Angeles Downtown
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Reservations: (800) 222-8733

Conference Advisory Committee

  • Advancement Project
  • Children’s Defense Fund-California
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Community Intelligence
  • L.A. County Office of Education
  • L.A. County Probation Department
  • L.A. County Student Attendance Task Force
  • Office of Senator Carol Liu
  • Soledad Enrichment Action
  • Southern California Counseling Center
  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • Youth ALIVE!

Featured Speakers/Presenters

  • Judge Michael Nash, Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court
  • Judge Donna Quigley Groman, Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center
  • Mark Feierstein, U.S.A.I.D.
  • Enrique Roig, U.S.A.I.D.
  • Dr. Erick Walsh, City of Pasadena Department of Public Health
  • L.A. City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
  • L.A. City Deputy Mayor Guillermo Cespedes
  • L.A.U.S.D. Board President Mónica García
  • Dr. Ruby Alice Skinner, Kern Medical Center
  • Councilmember Jacque Robinson, City of Pasadena
  • Los Angeles School Police Chief Steven Zipperman
  • Luis Rodriguez, Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural
  • Leslie Anne Ross, Psy.D., Children's Institute, Inc.
  • Bobby Arias, MSW, Communities in Schools
  • Dr. T. Shepherd, St. Francis Medical Center
  • Billie Weiss, MPH, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Dr. Carnell Cooper, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland
  • Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department
  • Connie Rice, Esq., Advancement Project

Plenary Sessions

  • Exporting Solutions: The Los Angeles GRYD Family Centered Secondary Prevention Model and the Process of Implementation in Central America
  • The Implementation of Change
  • Re-assessing punitive culture; building an infrastructure that supports prevention and early intervention as a key school safety strategy (post-Newtown)

Breakout Session Topics

  • Seeing Violence as an Epidemic
  • Community Connections:  Models of School-Community Partnerships
  • Collaborative Violence Reduction Strategies
  • Community Trauma: Connecting Hospitals to the communities they serve
  • Heal the Healer: Building Resiliency in the Workplace
  • Community Coordination and the Pasadena Vision 2020 Model
  • Dis-assembling the school to prison pipeline: prevention and reintegration for youth
  • Reducing Retaliation: Coordinated Immediate Response Teams
  • Providing Mental Health Support for marginalized/traumatized youth population
  • Rites of Passage: Initiation & Ritual as a Violence Prevention/Intervention Model
  • Implementing the Public Health Frame to Violence Reduction Strategies
  • Restorative Justice
  • USAID Citizen Security efforts in Latin America and Caribbean
  • Federal Funding for Violence Reduction, Education, and Career Development
  • Changing the Frame:  The Role of Media in De-normalizing Violence
  • Collaboration in Practice: The San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs Model
  • National Sports Program as a Prevention Strategy
  • Violence Reduction Training Strategies
  • Gang Involved Girls
  • Starting Inside:  Arts-Based Intervention as a Strategy for Detained Youth