Gang Prevention Task Force
The San Jose Police Department said Monday that a program implemented this summer to reduce gang-related crime has led to an overall 20 percent reduction in crime from last year.
The victim, 21-year-old Victor Mendoza, was gunned down in what police call a gang-related shooting.
San Jose’s Gang Prevention Task Force is partnering with Valley Medical Center on a new outreach program, which is poised to launch by mid-summer 2012.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed announced his city’s model gang-prevention program has received a $120,000 federal grant to help reduce prison recidivism rates.