The Gang Prevention Task Force created by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has had its plans for the next year approved by the Sacramento City Council.
The plan was created after a year-and-a-half of community meetings and focus groups.
The long-term goal of the task force is to keep kids out of gangs and give those who are already in gangs something better to do.
The short term, first-year goals are to negotiate a cease-fire among gangs in South Sacramento, provide violence reduction training for community groups and create a literacy project to improve at-risk children's performance in school.
The plan calls for support of late-night police and sheriff's athletic leagues in high-crime neighborhoods.
In July, the task force became part of the City Parks and Recreation Department.