Safe Village is the local implementation of the Cease Fire, Illinois model. This model combines law enforcement efforts and community efforts to reduce homicides, shootings and stabbings in the highest areas of occurrence. These two identified areas are located in the Bolden Area Command (William 5 and William 6). The law enforcement components are able to address severe criminal activity within the geographically specified areas. The Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force Operation Lasting Peace initiative addresses the community component, which empowers communities to take back their streets and neighborhoods. The overall approach of Cease Fire’s community component is based on defining violence as a disease. The Operation Lasting Peace implementation is helping change the norm of violence and addressing identified needs of community.
The mission of Operation Lasting Peace is to build stronger communities by working with residents to reduce violence using unique methods. Operation Lasting Peace helps residents improve and strengthen the health, safety and livability of their community through partnerships with faith-based organizations and other community groups and agencies.
Every neighborhood has its own special personality. Communities are more than statistics and stories that appear in the news. Operation Lasting Peace is based on the belief that residents know what is best for their neighborhood and have the ability to sustain positive change.
·Establish safe places for youth and adults ·Develop “Outreach Programs” ·Coordinate response to acts of violence ·Provide anti-violence education ·Provide gang prevention and intervention services and educational opportunities ·Facilitate community activities which increase ownership of neighborhoods ·Facilitate school-based prevention initiatives
2004 - Victory Missionary Baptist Church
Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force
Operation Lasting Peace
"Take-Back-The-Streets - Neighborhood Preservation"
Building Community Awareness & Educational Bridges
Prevention, Intervention, Faith-based
PLAN: The SNCGTF will schedule its Operation Lasting Peace initiatives throughout the year at different Community Centers in Clark County and City of Las Vegas, partnering with the faithbase community to Take Back The Streets through education and training, and youth activities.
The Southern Nevada Community Gang Task Force Operation Lasting Peace initiative addresses the community component, which empowers communities to take back their streets and neighborhoods. The Operation Lasting Peace implementation helps to change the norm of violence and addressing identified needs of community.
Operation Lasting Peace began in 2004, the SN Community Gang Task Force launched Operation Lasting Peace initiative as part of the Safe Summer project. The taskforce Stakeholders led the taskforce in implementing the initiative during this time.
All New Operation Lasting Peace 2012 Initiative: Take Back the Streets
Community Training includes,
*Gang Resistance Training Parent Handbook
*Human Trafficking & Gangs
*Graffiti & Addictions
How Faith is a Prevention and Intervention Method Against Criminal Activity
*Safe Village/Ceasefire Initiatives