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The Abbotsford Police Department is proud to make available the following links and resources to assist in preventing youth from becoming involved in gangs.  Together we can combat this ongoing issue which is occurring throughout the Lower Mainland.  


The mission of this website is to share information and resources throughout British Columbia with youth, parents, community partners, educators, service providers and those working in the criminal justice field about the prevention of youth becoming involved with gangs. As we are striving to create healthy relationships with youth in our communities across the Province, we welcome the opportunity to dialogue with you by hearing your voices, thoughts and ideas about this website.

Abbotsford Community Services strives to be an agency that fosters community well-being and social justice through positive action and leadership.

The Youth Against Violence Line was established in the early 1990's as part of the Taking A Stand campaign, an initiative of the B.C. Government. The campaign was designed to encourage young people to take an active role in preventing violence amongst their peers

VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.

The Youth Gang Prevention Toolkit for Community and the Youth Gang Prevention: Quick Start Guide for Community Action assists service providers, community leaders, and others working to prevent youth from becoming involved in gangs or helping them leave gangs.

END GANG LIFE is a comprehensive gang education, prevention, and awareness initiative that uses bold, emotional, and visually impactful images and messages to, engage the public about gangs, provide material that educates the public about gangs, prevent youth and young adults from joining gangs, encourage those involved in gang life to exit

Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers is a non-profit society and registered charity that receives anonymous tip information about criminal activity and provides it to investigators in the communities of Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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