Community Resource Directory
Local houses of worship have programs for your youth. We have provided information for you research what best fits your family. Church Youth Programs List.
For more information, download these brochures and directories:
- Degrees Working with Children
- Directory of Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs - County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services
- Resources for Parents: A list of activities and organizations that can support you
- Parent Guide to Gangs - National Gang Center
- Guía para padres en español, por favor presione aquí
- Additional Resources
- Opportunity Network Service List
- The San Diego Police Department has useful tips for parents about recognizing delinquent behavior and appropriately responding to particular issues affecting children.
For details about how San Diego documents gang members, please read: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Gang Documentation.
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).
- Dropout Prevention and Attendance Initiatives - San Diego Unified School District
- Crimestoppers - Toll free: 888-580-8477
- Curfew and Truancy - City of San Diego Police Department
- San Diego Job Corps Center - Telephone: 619-429-8500
- San Diego Workforce Partnership - Telephone: 619-228-2900
- Urban Corps San Diego County - Telephone: 619-235-6884
Other Family Resources
- PASS Americorps Program for grades 3 through 12
- Community for Accredited Online Schools - This is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education
- Solutions to Gangs (Powerpoint) - San Diego County Office of Education
- Gangs - A Community Problem, A Community Solution - County of San Diego Probation Department
- Parents and teachers looking for help with cyber bullying may likely find this online toolkit helpful.
- San Diego is a member of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network. This active organization is a good source of information and research.
Commission on Gang Prevention & Intervention Resource Guide
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..."