In January 2012, the City of Gilroy, the City of Morgan Hill, Gilroy and Morgan Hill Unified School Districts and the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors met and created the South County Youth Task Force (SCYTF) to address the effects of violence and gangs on our youth and in our community. This collaboration is a cross-sector, multi-agency partnership that is implementing a multi-faceted, community-oriented approach to create culturally-responsive prevention and intervention practices. SCYTF engaged in a community assessment and strategic planning process in 2012-2013 to define existing challenges South County youth face. The goal is to reach youth where they are and provide safe and healthy opportunities for recreation and engagement in the community. In short, to help youth thrive!
The City of Gilroy and the SCYTF are committed to creating safe and healthy opportunities for youth, free of gangs and crime, so they may become successful and productive. View the SCYTF commitment to being Champions for Empowering Our Youth.
Community Assessment The Community Assessment Report provides an assessment of data collected and of stakeholder input of current conditions regarding youth, juvenile delinquent behaviors and gang related issues in south Santa Clara County.
Funding Funding is provided through the South County Youth Task Force (SCYTF), City of Gilroy and the Board of State and Community Corrections' California Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention Program (CalGRIP).