San Diego

Community Resource Directory

Positive Activities

To keep your children engaged in positive activities, find a City recreation center or library near you and discover the many fun programs available.

Local houses of worship have programs for your youth. We have provided information for you research what best fits your family. PDF icon View this list .

For more information, download these brochures and directories:

For details about how San Diego documents gang members, please read: PDF icon Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Gang Documentation .

Family Resources

Is your child struggling in school? Are you looking for family counseling services? Building Bridges Together has a resource line that can help you. Call 888-843-5800 (toll free).

Other Family Resources

Commission on Gang Prevention & Intervention Resource Guide

PDF icon Our Community Resource Guide is a dynamic document, sorted by communities and ZIP codes. Feedback and updated information is welcome. Please send us an email at [email protected]. Thank you for your support.

Graffiti is Not Art

Graffiti is not art; it is vandalism. It is prohibited when done without permission of the property owner. Furthermore, San Diego Municipal Code Section 54.0405 requires that property owners keep all walls, buildings, fences, signs and other structures and surfaces visible from the public right-of-way free of graffiti.

In November 2000, the San Diego City Council amended the City's Graffiti Ordinance to revise the official definition of "graffiti" as follows:
"Graffiti means any unauthorized inscription, word, figure, picture, or design that is sprayed, marked, cut, posted, pasted or otherwise affixed, drawn or painted on any surface of public or private property."

To report graffiti in progress, please call 9-1-1 and visit the Reporting Graffiti web page for details on rewards for reporting graffiti.

City's Community Review Board on Police Practices

The City of San Diego's Community Review Board on Police Practices created a video designed to take some of the mystery out of the Board's process. A traffic stop scenario sets the stage to describe the investigation and review process we have in the City of San Diego. The 12-minute video is accessible on this website, http://www.sandiego.gov/citizensreviewboard and click on "Watch Video About..."


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