Gang Prevention Summit
On Friday, Feb. 25, 2006, community groups, elected officials and county government employees came together to discuss gang prevention, intervention and suppression. Sponsored by the Fairfax County Council on Gang Prevention, the summit focused on coordinating existing gang prevention and intervention efforts between county government, schools and community groups.
The summit talks were structured around a recommended gang-prevention model created by the U.S. Department of Justice. This model offers a structure for coordinating prevention and intervention programs by government and community groups. While other jurisdictions across the country use this model, Fairfax County is one of the first in the region to use it.
More than 300 individuals registered for the Gang Prevention Summit.
Previous Acting Gang Prevention Coordinator Captain
Amy Lubas and her husband, Lt. Colonel David Lubas, Sheriff's Office.
Gary McCollum (r) of Cox Communications presented a
check for $3 million to Chairman Gerald Connolly as members
of the Board of Supervisors look on. The money will be used
for gang prevention efforts in the county and to
expand the Boys & Girls Club.
One of the five workshops which included Opportunities
Provision, Suppression, Organizational Change and
Development, Community Mobilization and Social Intervention.