Local Youth/Community Agencies

  • Community Violence Solutions is dedicated to ending sexual assault and family violence through prevention, crisis services and treatment. (
  • EastBay Works One-Stop Career Center offers Workforce Development - Employment, job readiness and case management services, and funds available for training. Services available to out-of-school and in-school youth, ages 16-21; WIA eligibility may apply. (
  • Lao Family Community Development provides asset development, financial education, employment services, and family support to over 15,000 immigrants, refugees, asylees, and low-income U.S. nationals in over 25 languages. (
  • Morada de Mujeres del Milenio provides services to Latino Woman who have being affected by domestic violence, including parenting classes, anger management, home visits, and assistance with Healthy Families program applications. (
  • Project Second Chance, Contra Costa County library’s adult literacy program, provides free, confidential, one-on-one peer tutoring to adults (ages 16+) who need help with basic reading, writing, and spelling. Volunteer tutoring opportunities are also available. (
  • The RYSE Center, located in Richmond, provides a safe and welcoming center for diverse West Contra Costa youth, ages 14-21. (
  • The Family Justice Center is a collaborative one-stop service center for victims of domestic of violence, sexual assault, child abuse, stalking, elder abuse, or human trafficking. The center offers peer counseling, emotional support, law enforcement assistance and provides access to mental health services. Located in Hilltop Mall in Richmond, walk-in's are welcome and appointments are encouraged. For more information, please call (510) 965-4949. (
  • West County First 5 Center is located in San Pablo provides free classes to families with children ages 0-5 at various locations in West Contra Costa County. The programs focus on parent education or early learning opportunities in which parents/caregivers participate with their children. Currently, the center is offering free Parent Education and Pre/Post Natal classes! (
  • 511 Contra Costa is a countywide Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program that promotes transportation alternatives to single occupant vehicle, We encourage the utilization of alternative modes of transportation that eliminate traffic congestion and improve air quality by maximizing the use of our entire transportation network. Examples include car pooling, vanpooling, telecommuting, biking, walking, and public transit and trains. (

Other Resource Guides/Materials

  • West Contra Costa Unified School District - Community Resource Guide 2010-2011 (pdf)

Research and Best Practices
  • Developmental Assets are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. Read more about The Search Institute's research at
  • The Parents' Guide to Gangs, provided by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention (OJJPD), is designed to provide parents with information in order to recognize and prevent gang involvement.
  • Gangs: A Community Response, provided by the CA Attorney General's Office Crime and Prevention Center, offers parents, educations, law enforcement and other community members a better understanding of the gang culture and provide solutions to help prevent young people from joining gangs.
  • Girls Circle has been selected by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJPD) as one of a few gender-responsive programs to be evaluated for its impact on girls' involvement in the juvenile justice system, and is recognized as a “promising approach” in the Model Programs Guide of the OJJPD. Outcomes showed significant increases in self-efficacy, body image, and social connection.