Gang violence has been reduced in Santa Rosa over the last twenty years – that’s according to police crime statistics and the city’s violence prevention partnership. The reduction in violence is partly due to the formation of this partnership – which pairs youth with services to keep them out of trouble. Reporter Adia White talked with the partnership’s community outreach specialist, Salvador Sanchez Strawbridge, about why he joined a gang in Santa Rosa during his youth and how he’s been able to turn his life around.
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