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California Gang Task Force (CGTF)Established in 1971, the California Gang Task Force is a non-profit organization comprised of a governing board and members, all of whom are active law enforcement officers and detectives with their respective agencies. Members of the CGTF are a network of diverse, highly experienced officers who are subject matter experts on various California-based gangs.

Law enforcement agencies can benefit from the assistance and support the CGTF offers as an additional means and resource in the day-to-day efforts of combating gang violence.

By attending CGTF monthly meetings, law enforcement officials are encouraged to network with CGTF gang experts and share real-time gang and other criminal organizational intelligence and trends regarding prison and street gang activity.


California Gang Investigators Association (CGIA)The California Gang Investigator's Association was founded in 1977 to foster better relationships and networking among the various investigative units working street gangs in Los Angeles County and throughout the state of California.  Over the years the Association has grown to include members across the nation and in Australia and Canada.  Membership is limited to all law enforcement officers including corrections, prosecutors, parole, and probation.

The Association interacts with fellow Gang Investigator's Associations across the country to assist in a coordinated approach to gang investigations, training, and to foster exchanges of information.  The Association strives to better serve the needs of law enforcement by providing quality gang training that will assist members in the performance of their duties in a professional and ethical manner.  It is the hope of the Association that through professional and pertinent training our membership will be better prepared to meet the challenges presented by street gangs.

While the solution to the street gang problem remains elusive it will only be found  after a thorough examination of all aspects of the phenomenon.  The Association supports this examination and provides a forum for investigators to exchange ideas in order to provide a wide ranging base of knowledge to contribute toward a solution. 


Northern California Gang Investigators Association (NCGIA)After the second annual California Gang Investigators Street Gang Seminar was presented in San Jose, May 30th to June 1st 1984, Northern California gang investigators formed an ad hoc committee to establish a professional association in order to share information, identify training needs and to act as a catalyst in Northern California.

Thereafter, with the support of the California Youth Authority, a meeting was held in San Leandro on July 31, 1984. The participants (ninety plus) were from all areas and levels (local, state and federal) of law enforcement. It was felt that with the increase of gang activities in Northern California, a group serving as a vanguard to counteract this growth, was indeed needed.

Thus the Northern California Gang Investigators Association was formed, and as of July 2011, has over 250 members.


Asian Gang Investigators' Association of California, Inc. (AGIAC) The Asian Gang Investigators' Association of California, Inc. (AGIAC) was founded in 1989 to foster relationships and networking among the various investigative units working Asian crime and gangs throughout California. Over the years, AGIAC has grown to included members across the nation and internationally. Membership is limited to law enforcement personnel, including corrections, prosecutors, parole, and probation. 

AGIAC interacts with other law enforcement organizations across the country to assist in a coordinated strategy on investigating and prosecuting Organized Crime, Asian gangs, Terrorism, and as a forum for training and development of the exchange of critical information involving Asian criminal enterprises.CPOA provides relevant and up-to-date training to the law enforcement, legal and public safety professions throughout the state of California, most of which are POST certified.


Midwest Gang Investigators Association (MGIA) The Midwest Gang Investigators Association (MGIA), formed in 1987, is an organization representing 12 states throughout the Midwest, (Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Kentucky with over 2,000 members.  It provides a collaborative association whose mission is in developing and recommending strategies to prevent and control gang crime, administer professional training as well as assist criminal justice professionals, educators, probation/parole, and the public regarding gangs in their communities.

The scourge of gangs is a clear and present danger to our internal national security. These gangs adversely impact the quality of life within our communities with violence, drugs, and associated criminal activities.

To ensure and enhance public safety, the need exists for a coordinated response to a threat of this magnitude. The consolidation and distribution of information, the standardization of training, and the creation of a close partnership among federal, state, and local law enforcement are among the elements critical to the accomplishment of this objective.  In addition, best practices for educators, social workers, and the public are constantly being identified.  By working in collaboration with promoting a comprehensive gang strategy, MGIA assists agencies and communities with successfully combining these elements at all levels.

Working with NAGIA, the National Alliance of Gang Investigators' Associations, MGIA is a unique alliance of criminal justice professionals dedicated to the promotion and coordination of national, state, and local  anti-gang strategies and initiatives.


California State Sheriffs Association Legislative Committee

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Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)The role of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) is to oversee the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The MHSOAC is also responsible for developing strategies to overcome stigma. At any time, the MHSOAC may advise the Governor or the Legislature on mental health policy.

We provide vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. Hold public mental health systems accountable. Provide oversight for eliminating disparities; promote wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensure positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.


Santa Clara County Mental Health Services Act Steering CommitteeFamily and Children’s Services Division (F&C) serves children, adolescents, young adults, and their families, ages 0-25 who are experiencing social-emotional and behavioral concerns. Services are provided by five County sites and nineteen contract agency programs. The F&C Division provides outpatient care and programs specific to the unique needs of children and their families. Services are provided that respect cultural values and the natural support systems of youth and families and address children and family behavioral health problems in the least restrictive, most family-like context possible.

Older Adult Services Teams focus on the understanding of combined psychiatric, medical, life cycle and social issues that confront many older adults, especially those of low income. Older Adult Services staff work as an integrated part of county, contract, and community programs to ensure continuity of care between acute, medical, outpatient, residential care facilities and specialized treatment. Staff also serve as the primary contract for consultation and problem-solving issues related to older adults.​​

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