The newly redesigned website for the Tulare County Gang Prevention Task Force,, goes live today. Officials say the website’s new look is more user friendly, particularly for youth.

The website aims to highlight all Step Up activities and documents sponsored and developed by the Tulare County Gang Prevention Task Force (TCGPTF) - a regional coalition made up of the general public, media, local businesses, faith-based organizations, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, school districts, local government and law enforcement agencies formed in Spring 2007. The task force uses the “Step Up” logo to help promote its anti-gang activities.

“Tulare County’s gang prevention task force has many accomplishments to highlight and much more work to do in the future,” said Supervisor Phil Cox, a member of the TCGPTF. “We hope people concerned with gang activity will turn to this website and find it a useful tool for future gang prevention efforts.”

Supervisor Cox said the website’s new look is geared toward attracting youth.

“Providing positive experiences for Tulare County’s youth is a top priority for the gang prevention task force,” Supervisor Cox said. “We hope this website will appeal to youth and encourage them to keep visiting and learning more about anti-gang activities in our county.”

In addition to the new look, the updated website features a brief history of the TCGPTF, video and photo galleries, applications for Step Up grants and the LOOP Bus Program, and documents created by the task force that address gang prevention. A “frequently asked questions” feature will also allow the public to submit questions and have the answer posted for the public to view.