Join City Councilmember Rick Jennings, community leaders, and experts for a day to collaborate on one of the most dangerous threats to our neighborhoods: the cycle of gang violence.

Register: Get your tickets now!

The Sacramento Gang Prevention & Intervention Summit is once again expected to be a sell-out. Tickets are $45 for non-profits/students and $75 general.  Scholarships are available until March 29. To apply, go here. There is free parking at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center.

Those who want to work for change are encouraged to attend. The event is a must for those involved in developing solutions in the area of Prevention, Public Policy, Intervention, Re-Entry, and Gangs and Youth.

The summit aims to educate, inform, and promote collaboration.

  • Informative and inspiring speakers and panel presentations.
  • Perspectives relating to criminal rehabilitation, trauma, community safety and prison reform.
  • An update on the City’s pilot project, Advance Peace, which aims to reach out to violent offenders and re-direct them to change the direction of their lives.

The line-up of speakers includes convicted felon Michael Santos, a consultant/author of several books about prison, a professor of criminal justice, and an advocate for criminal justice reform. Santos spent 26 years inside 19 United States federal prisons. During his decades inside federal prison, Santos committed to transforming his life and worked to prepare himself for a successful law-abiding life.

Attorney/Author Hadar Aviram, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, will present highlights of her book Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment. Her work analyzes the impact of the financial crisis on the American correctional landscape and specifically on California corrections.


Event: Sacramento Gang Prevention & Intervention Summit

Date: Thursday, April 5

Time: 8 a.m. Registration; 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Program

Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H Street, Sacramento

Registration: Student/non-profit rate is $45. Other, $75.


Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be served. Limited scholarships to attend for free are available until March 29. To apply, go here. Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be served.

The event’s sponsors include Sierra Health FoundationKaiser Health and the California Endowment.