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Faith in Merced leaders have built a powerful cohort of youth organizers who are advancing issues related to health for all, environmental justice and ending the criminalization of young people of color. They are currently organizing to block the implementation of a state funded gang injunction program, which includes a new system to fund a database and other resources to increase arrests of young people. Faith in Merced leaders are working with the public defender and other partners to ensure that resources are instead focused primarily on rehabilitation and re-entry, through research meetings, press conferences and other action. Over the past year, youth leaders organized outreach events and played major leadership roles in community action forums and meetings with policy makers and other officials to advance health for all. They also led DAPA/DACA outreach forums.