Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert will spotlight his office’s gang crime program during a briefing in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon, he announced today.
Haubert’s Gang Prevention Strategy—a community-based approach to gang intervention and suppression—will be highlighted as a successful model during the discussion, titled “Innovations in Criminal Justice: Briefing on Successful Community-Based Prosecution,” according to a press release.
The city aligns family, school and community safety initiatives into a strategically-coordinated violence prevention plan, the release stated. Police and prosecutors work with schools to reduce truancy and use technology to target the most active gang members.
The briefing will also discuss how the White House initiative, My Brother’s Keeper, is being implemented at the local level.
Joining Haubert as panelists include Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) Detective Christopher Zamora, a gang expert who has testified in more than 100 trials, including many gang-related murders. Long Beach City Senior Prosecutor Assistant Tracy McGee will also participate.
The briefing will take place at 2:00PM Eastern Time at the Cannon House Office Building.
Stephanie Rivera covers immigration and the north, west and central parts of Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter at @StephRivera88.
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