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Gang Awareness, Mentoring and Education Program (GAME)

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office is fully dedicated and committed to reducing youth gang violence and delinquency in our communities. To be successful in this regard, the District Attorney’s Office recognizes that our anti-gang efforts must employ a multi-faceted approach that extends well beyond necessary and important traditional suppression strategies.

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Schedule of
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Therefore in 2005, the District Attorney’s Office created the Gang Awareness, Mentoring and Education Program (GAME) program. GAME is a prevention and intervention program that focuses on three key strategies: Education, Collaboration, and Community Outreach.

Regarding Education, GAME operates under the very importance premise that youth gang participation is preventable and correctable. However, the community needs to be empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish this. Accordingly, GAME provides three important gang awareness presentations.

  1. Gang Awareness and Prevention Presentations for Youth
    Many parents and educators relate that youth do not really understand and appreciate the full extent of what they are getting into when they join a gang. Therefore, this powerful presentation teaches youth about the harsh and painful realities of gang involvement versus the falsely glorified and idealized version promulgated by the entertainment industry and accepted by popular culture. Youth are also taught about the severe legal penalties associated with gang arrests and prosecutions, and they are motivated and encouraged to attain academic and career success. Furthermore, youth hear from former hard core gang members that honestly and vividly relate why youth should definitely stay clear from gang and prison life.
  2. Gang Awareness and Prevention Training for Parents
    This presentation provides parents many of the important elements stated above as well as why youth get involved in gangs, the warning signs, how to construct healthy and positive relationships with their children, how to deal with defiant and rebellious children, and what parents need to know and do to keep their children out of gangs, drugs, and delinquency. This presentation is the one most requested, and it is not uncommon for attendees to comment that this presentation will forever change their family dynamics.
  3. Gang Awareness Training for Educators
    Offered on a much more limited basis because the GAME focus is on families and youth, this presentation provides school staff with gang training on a variety of topics such as territories, signs, clothing, paraphernalia, recent trends, safety tips, documentation and collaboration with local gang task force officers.

Coordinator: The Coordinator for Gang Awareness, Mentoring and Education Program is Senior Deputy District Attorney Gerry Lopez. Mr. Lopez is a seasoned Community Prosecutor and District Attorney community liaison specializing in youth intervention services. To contact DDA Gerry Lopez or to schedule a presentation, please call (951) 358-4140

GAME Presentation Schedule
(Note: Subject to change without notice.
Not all presentations are open to the general public.)
2018 Dates
January | February | March | April | May | June

January 2018
01/5/18
8:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth - Multiple Presentations
Jefferson Middle
Indio
01/10/18
9:00 am
Parent Power (Spanish)
Jurupa Unified School District Board Room
Riverside
01/18/18
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Dr Carreon Jr. Academy
Indio
01/22/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
01/23/18
8:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth - Multiple Presentations
Moreno Valley High
Moreno Valley
01/23/18
12:30 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Cesar Chavez
Coachella
01/29/18
6:00 pm
Parent Power
Saul Martiez Elementary
Mecca
04/13/18
12:45 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Mecca Elementary
Mecca
04/23/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
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February 2018
02/02/18
7:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Nellie Coffman Middle
Cathedral City
02/06/18
5:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Paloma Valley High School
Riverside
02/13/18
7:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Desert Hot Springs High
Desert Hot Springs
02/13/18
4:00 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Rites of Passage
Palm Desert
02/14/18
1:00 pm
Drug Awareness for Youth
Painted Hills Middle
Desert Hot Springs
02/15/18
1:00 pm
Drug Awareness for Youth
Painted Hills Middle
Desert Hot Springs
02/20/18
8:45 am
Drug Awareness for Youth
Bobby Duke Middle
Coachella
02/20/18
9:00 am
Parent Power (Spanish)
Rubidoux High School
Riverside
02/26/18
8:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
James Madison Elementary
Indio
02/26/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
02/27/18
7:15 am
Drug Awareness for Youth
Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle
Desert Hot Springs
02/27/18
5:30 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Pinacate Middle School
Perris
02/28/218
7:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Indio Middle
Indio
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March 2018
03/01/18
7:30 am
Read Across America
Indio Middle
Indio
03/01/18
7:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Indio Middle
Indio
03/06/18
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Dwight Eisenhower Elementary
Indio
03/08/18
3:00 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Beaumont Civic Center
Beaumont
03/13/18
11:15 am
Gang Awareness for YHouth
Indio High
Indio
03/13/18
5:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Heritage High School
Perris
03/14/18
5:00 pm
Parent Power
Dwight Eisenhower Elementary
Indio
03/15/18
11:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Indio High
Indio
03/19/18
5:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
03/20/18
7:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle 
Desert Hot Springs
03/20/18
5:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Perris High School
Perris
03/21/18
10:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Palm Desert High 
Palm Desert
03/21/18
10:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Palm Desert High 
Palm Desert
03/22/18
10:45 am
Gang Awareness for Parents
La Quinta High
La Quinta
03/22/18
6:00 pm
Gang Awareness for Parents
Oasis Elementary
Thermal
03/23/18
8:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Amistad High
Indio
03/27/18
12:30 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Oasis Elementary
Thermal
03/27/18
3:30 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Moreno Valley PD
Moreno Valley
03/29/18
12:00 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Desert Mirage
Thermal
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April 2018
04/10/18
11:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Palm Springs High
Palm Springs
04/11/18
09:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Coachella Valley High
Thermal
04/11/18
11:45 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Indio High
Indio
04/13/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English)
California Military Institute
Perris
04/16/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
04/23/18
7:30 am
Drug Awareness for Youth
Desert Ridge Academy
Indio
04/27/18
8:30 am
Parent Power (Spanish)
Tomas Rivera Middle School
Perris
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May 2018
05/15/18
3:30 pm
Drug Awareness for Youth
Moreno Valley PD
Moreno Valley
05/21/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
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June 2018
06/12/18
10:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (Spanish)
DUCO David and Margaret
La Verne
06/12/18
3:30 PM
CVS Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness
Moreno Valley PD
Moreno Valley
06/18/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
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August 2018
08/17/18
7:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (Multiple Presentations)
Painted Hills Middle
Desert Hot Springs
08/31/18
7:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (Multiple Presentations)
Raymond Cree Middle
Palm Springs
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September 2018
9/17/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Riverside Juvenile Court
Riverside
9/19/18
9:00 am
Parent Power (Spanish)
Rubidoux High
Jurupa
9/25/18
1:30 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth (Multiple Presentations)
Mecca Elementary
Mecca
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October 2018
10/05/18
8:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Peter Pendleton Elementary
Coachella
10/16/18
9:45 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Mountain Vista Elementary
Indio
10/18/18
5:45 pm
Parent Power
Mecca Elementary
Mecca
10/19/18
8:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Peter Pendleton Elementary
Coachella
10/26/18
7:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (Multiple Presentations)
Raymond Cree Jr. High
Palm Springs
10/26/18
7:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (Multiple Presentations)
Raymond Cree Middle
Palm Springs
10/30/18
8:45 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Seaview Elementary
Salton City
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November 2018
11/13/18
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Juvenile Hall
Indio
11/15/18
11:30 am
Drug Awareness for Youth
Delert Mirage High
Thermal