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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?
Parent Resources: Violence
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.
Parent Resources: Enhancing Your Child’s Study Skills
Parent Resources: Safety