Community Action Commission of Santa Barbara County
South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs

Update:  February 2013

In This Issue
Probation Department
Annual Report
January 2013 Quarterly Meeting
Service Provider Group

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The Santa Barbara County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is currently enrolling participants for their job readiness and job assistance program. 
For further information please contact:
Louis Servin,
Employment Specialist, County of Santa Barbara Workforce Investment Board Youth Program:
Office:  805-681-4643
Cell:  805-896-6835
FAX: 805-681-4674

Dear Members of the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs:


As previously mentioned the monthly update will become a biweekly newsletter in order to keep everyone engaged--- and for information to get to you at a faster rate. Please keep an eye out for the updates; if you do not receive a copy of an update please contact me so that we can make it available to you.


If you have any questions please let me know.



Saul Serrano
Coordinator, South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs 805-964-8857  ext. 152
Probation Department

On Tuesday, February 19, Wendy Stanley from County of Santa Barbara Probation Department will conduct a presentation to the Board of Supervisors on current trends in the County. The presentation will include statistics and current trends on probation youth. The meeting starts at 9 a.m., and is scheduled as the first agenda item following resolutions.

Annual Report 


In January, the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs drafted its second Annual Report. The report featured highlights, challenges, and goals for 2013. The report was delivered to the Council at the January 16 quarterly meeting in Carpinteria. It can be found in the Resources page of the website.

January 2013 Quarterly Meeting


The quarterly meeting of the SCTFYG Council was held in Carpinteria and featured the Annual Report as well as a panel discussion by service providers. Task Force updates and highlights were provided by the Coordinator as well as the achievements of CalGRIP II. This was followed by a presentation about the South Coast Youth Intervention Project by Dr. Jill Sharkey. The group of service providers shared information with the Council regarding practices, funding, and needs. Members of the District Attorney's truancy program also were in attendance and had an opportunity to discuss the work they are doing throughout the County, including collaborations to address truancy in the upcoming year.

Service Provider Group

A meeting with the Service Provider Group is scheduled for Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The group, which  began meeting in 2012, has developed a number of strategies it would like to focus on in the upcoming year. Information from this meeting will be shared with everyone in a subsequent update.