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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.)
2017 Dates
September | October | November | December
2018 Dates
January | February | March | April | May | June

September 2017
09/06/17
10:00 am
Parent Power (Spanish)
Rubidoux Family Services
Jurupa
09/07/17
10:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Val Verde High School
Perris
09/12/17
12:00 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Rising Star
Moreno Valley
09/12/17
5:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Paloma Valley High School
Perris
09/18/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Riverside Juvenile Court
Riverside
09/19/17
5:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Perris High School
Perris
09/20/17
3:00 pm
Gang Awareness
Perris Family Center
Perris
09/22/17
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Military School
Moreno Valley
09/26/17
8:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (multiple presentations)
Desert Ridge Academy
Indio
09/26/17
5:30 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Pinacate Middle School
Perris
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October 2017
10/04/17
6:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Heritage Middle School
Perris
10/06/17
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Institute
Moreno Valley
10/06/17
9:00 am
Parent Power (Spanish)
California Military Institute
Perris
10/06/17
5:00 pm
Parent Power (English)
Military School
Moreno Valley
10/06/17
5:00 pm
Parent Power (English)
California Military Institute
Perris
10/09/17
9:00 am
CVS Drug Awareness
Alvord High School
Riverside
10/11/17
5:30 pm
Parent Power
Tahquitz High School
Hemet
10/12/17
8:30 am
Parent Power (Spanish)
Bob Reiner Community Center
Perris
10/12/17
12:30 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Bob Reiner Community Center
Perris
10/17/17
6:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Heritage High School
Perris
10/18/17
6:30 pm
Drug Awareness for Parents
Ismael Villegas
Riverside
10/18/17
TBA
Gang Awareness for Youth
Arizona Middle
Riverside
10/19/17
3:00 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Beaumont Civic Center
Beaumont
10/19/17
TBA
Gang Awareness for Law Enforcement
Gang Task Force Symposium
San Bernardino
10/23/17
8:45 am
Drug Awareness for Youth - Multiple Presentations
Toro Canyon Middle
Thermal
10/23/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
10/24/17
10:30 am
Gang Awareness for Japan Students
Loma Linda Social Work Program
Loma Linda
10/24/17
10:45 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
Indio
10/25/17
8:30 am
Drug Awareness
Arizona Middle
Riverside
10/26/17
8:30 am
Parent Power (English)
Bob Reiner Community Center
Riverside
10/26/17
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (multiple presentations)
Bobby Duke Middle
Coachella
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November 2017
11/03/17
8:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (2 presentations)
Saul Martinez Elementary
Mecca
11/13/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
11/14/17
8:45 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (Multiple Presentations)
Toro Canyon Middle
Thermal
11/15/17
8:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (2 presentations)
Ismael Villegas
Riverside
11/27/17
8:45 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Valle del Sol Elementary
Coachella
11/30/17
8:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Indio Middle School
Indio
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December 2017
12/01/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Ina Arbuckle Elementary
Riverside
12/06/17
6:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Tomas Rivera Middle School
Perris
12/18/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
12/21/17
8:45 am
Gang Awareness for Youth (Multiple Presentations)
Toro Canyon Middle
Thermal
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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
01/22/18
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
01/29/18
6:00 pm
Parent Power
Saul Martiez Elementary
Mecca
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February 2018
02/06/18
5:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Paloma Valley High School
Riverside
02/26/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
02/27/18
5:30 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Pinacate Middle School
Perris
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March 2018
03/13/18
5:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Heritage High School
Perris
03/19/18
5:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
03/20/18
5:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Perris High School
Perris
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April 2018
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
04/27/18
8:30 am
Parent Power (Spanish)
Tomas Rivera Middle School
Perris
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May 2018
05/21/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
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June 2018
06/18/18
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Juvenile Court
Riverside
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