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Parent Resources: Gangs

What if my child is involved in a gang?

How can I get/keep my child away from the gang influence?

Gangs and at Risk Kids

National School Safety and Security Services

National Gang Center


San Benito County: Alternative Solutions to Youth Crime Activity

San Benito County: Top Community Issues

How to Stop Gang Violence


Parent Resources: Violence

Anti-Gang Violence Parenting Classes

How to Stop Gang Violence

San Benito Violence Prevention Resource Directory

Violence Prevention

National Crime Prevention Council


Parent Resources: Graffiti

Graffiti sends the signal that nobody cares, attracting other forms of crime and street delinquency to a neighborhood.  The U.S. Department of Justice reports that “graffiti contributes to lost revenue associated with reduced ridership on transit systems, reduced retail sales and declines in property value.” The appearance of graffiti heightens resident fear and is often perceived as a sign that a downward spiral has begun, even though this may not be true.



  • Record: Photographs help police identify local graffiti hot spots.  Gang-related graffiti is forwarded to HPD, Sheriff, or appropriate agency for identification and intelligence purposes.  If a trail of photographic evidence can be tied to a vandal who has been caught, it may raise the crime from a misdemeanor to a felony.
  • Report: It is critical to report graffiti and have a cross street for the location;
  • For your property: Before removing graffiti, call the Graffiti Hot Line at 831-638-4175  or Sheriff’s Department non-emergency number at 831-636-4080.
  • For property other than your own: Call the Graffiti Hot Line at 831-638-4175 or Sheriff’s Department non-emergency number at 831-636-4080 to report it as a crime


Parent Resources: Curfew

You are responsible for your child’s whereabouts.

California Curfew Law

What Is the Curfew Law for Teenagers 17 & Under in California?

The Impact of Juvenile Curfew Laws in California


Parent Resources: Enhancing Your Child’s Study Skills

Tips For Helping Kids and Teens With Homework and Study Habits

Study Skills for Elementary School Children with ADHD

Middle School Study Skills Activities

High School Activities


Parent Resources: Safety

Megan’s Law

California Student Safety & Violence Prevention

Violence Prevention Program

Youth Violence

Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety