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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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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
January | February | March | April | May | June | September


January 2017
01/8/17
5:30 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Hemet High School
Hemet
01/11/17
4:00 pm
Parent Power
Terrace Elementary
Riverside
01/19/17
5:30 pm
Parent Power
Tahquitz High School
Hemet
01/20/17
8:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Ysmael Villegas
Riverside
01/20/17
10:00 am
Parent Power
Ysmael Villegas
Riverside
01/23/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Riverside Juvenile Court
Riverside
01/23/17
8:15 am
Parent Power
Bear Valley Elementary
Moreno Valley
01/23/17
9:55 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Bear Valley Elementary
Moreno Valley
01/23/17
10:23 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Bear Valley Elementary
Moreno Valley
01/24/17
2:30 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
De Anza Elementary
San Jacinto
01/30/17
5:20 pm
Parent Power
Bear Valley Elementary
Moreno Valley
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February 2017
02/6/17
8:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Myra Linn
Riverside
02/9/17
8:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Coral Mountain Elementary
Coachella
02/16/17
6:00 pm
Parent Power
Cesar Chavez
Coachella
02/24/17
8:30 am
Parent Power
Tomas Rivera Elac
Perris
02/27/17
5:30 pm
Parent Power
Hemet Unified School District
Hemet
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March 2017
03/08/16
4:30 pm
Parent Power
Hans Christensen
Menifee
03/09/17
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Palm View Elementary
Coachella

03/13/17
10:00 am

Gang Awareness for Youth
Barbara Phelps Community Day School
Redlands
03/20/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Riverside Juvenile Court
Riverside
03/22/17
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Staff
Olivecrest
Riverside
03/22/17
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Valle del Sol
Coachella

03/22/17
5:30 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Olivecrest
Riverside
03/27/17
9:00 am
Prescription Drug Awareness

Montclair
03/28/17
10:30 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Tri-City Community Day School
San Bernardino
03/28/17
8:45 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Bella Vista Elementary
Desert Hot Springs
03/29/17
9:00 am
Illegal Drug Awareness

Montclair
03/29/17
3:30 pm
Illegal Drug Awareness
Probation
San Jacinto
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April 2017
04/03/17
9:00 am
Parent Power (English)
Garretson Elementary
Corona
04/04/17
1:00 pm
Gang Awareness for Staff
DPSS
Moreno Valley
04/05/17
5:00 pm
Gang Awareness for Staff
DPSS
Moreno Valley
04/12/17
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Boys
University Heights
Riverside
04/13/17
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Parents (Spanish)
Garretson Elementary
Corona
04/14/17
9:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Mountain View Middle
Moreno Valley
04/14/17
10:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Mountain View Middle
Moreno Valley
04/17/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Riverside Juvenile Court
Riverside
04/18/17
9:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Mountain View Middle
Moreno Valley
04/18/17
10:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Mountain View Middle
Moreno Valley
04/18/17
11:15 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Mountain View Middle
Moreno Valley
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May 2017
05/05/17
10:00 am
Prescription Drug Awareness for Youth
Alvord High School
Riverside
05/08/17
1:00 pm
Parent Power (Spanish)
Ina Arbuckle
Jurupa
05/09/17
9:00 am
Illegal Drugs
Tri City
San Bernardino
05/09/17
12:00 pm
Illegal Drugs
Tri City
San Bernardino
05/11/17
9:00 am
Gang Awareness for Staff
Olivecrest
Riverside
05/11/17
5:30 pm
Gang Awareness for Youth
Olivecrest
Riverside
05/15/17
11:00 am
Gang Awareness for Youth
Juvenile Court
San Jacinto
05/16/17
6:00 pm
Parent Power
Isbell Middle
Santa Paula
05/17/17
6:00 pm
Parent Power
Santa Paula High
Santa Paula
05/22/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Riverside Juvenile Court
Riverside
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June 2017
06/19/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Riverside Juvenile Court
Riverside
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September 2017
09/18/17
2:30 pm
Parent Power (English and Spanish)
Riverside Juvenile Court
Riverside
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