Based in the rough-and-tumble Hebbron neighborhood of this working-class California city of 150,000, Salinas police officers Jeffrey Lofton and Richard Lopez head up the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace. CASP is an ambitious program that aims to steer youth away from gang violence and toward solutions offered by more than 30 local organizations offering alternatives. The team’s approach encourages dialogue, cooperation and communication. * * * This multimedia presentation was a top three winner in the National Press Photographers Association's monthly competition.
Photographed and recorded on location by Jay Dunn.
Full- quality interactive version at bit.ly/Ss7JCo
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