Wednesday, June 9, 2004
San Fernando Valley Community Summit Aims to Reduce Crime and Gang Violence"San Fernando Valley Community Summit Aims
to Reduce Crime and Gang Violence"
WHAT: The San Fernando Valley Community Summit
WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch
Los Angeles – On Thursday, June 10, 2004, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., police officers, elected officials, religious leaders, business and community members will join together for the first San Fernando Valley Community Summit at the Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch.
Goals of the Summit include:
- Identify the needs of at-risk youth and discuss solutions for crime and gang violence
- Establish a forum for gang members to meet and discuss a common truce
- Identify and collaborate the resources of law enforcement and governmental agencies, local businesses, faith based organizations, schools and non-profit community groups
- Publicize and distribute a divisional and regional crime prevention and intervention resource guide
- Engage neighborhood councils to improve quality of life issues and relationships with law enforcement
Los Angeles Police Officer and Department Chaplain, Ken Crawford, coordinator of the San Fernando Valley Community Summit is available for interviews prior to Thursday’s event, and welcomes the media to attend this valuable community forum. For additional information, please call Officer Crawford at 818-756-8270.
This news advisory was prepared by Officer Sara Faden, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.