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York County Gang Prevention Initiative

The York County Gang Prevention Fall Needs Assessment 2008 has been published.

In 2007, a group of concerned citizens, together with representatives of law enforcement agencies, human service agencies and volunteer organizations met a number of times over twelve months to investigate the feasibility of facilitating community-based services and interventions designed to reduce youth gang activity in York County, Pennsylvahnia. This group, The York County Gang Prevention Initiative agreed that an initial assessment of existing conditions should be carried out to determine: 1) perceptions of need in regard to the prevention and remediation and, 2) the gaps, if any, between perceived need and current services available in York County.

The group secured funding for the project from the Route 222 Corridor Anti-Gang Initiative, and commissioned the Penn State York Community & University Partnership to conduct the assessment.

Download the Fall Needs Assessment 2008 (PDF - 9.23 MB)

City Youth Help Remove Graffiti in York

The York City Police Department would like to thank the York County Youth Development Center for their hard work keeping York graffit free. View a photo collage of youth removing graffiti in City neighborhoods.

Youth Removing Graffiti