This guide identifies steps toward improving opportunities for boys and men of color in Sacramento, and highlights policy and systems reform opportunities within four impact areas: Healthy Development, Education, Workforce Development and Justice Systems.

  • Policy reforms in healthy development should ensure equitable community investment in low-income communities of color.
  • Policy reforms in education should increase transparency and youth-led accountability for districts, agencies and teachers around school-based discipline.
  • Policy reforms in workforce should develop incentivized access to job training in communities of color
  • Policy reforms in justice system should create community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and eliminate new youth entering into the justice system by establishing city policy of law enforcement referral to community-based organizations in lieu of arrest.