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Gang Risk Intervention Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $98,948)

The Gang Risk Intervention Program's (G.R.I.P.) goal is to reduce youth gang activity among youth by teaching and encouraging cultural awareness and acceptance in the schools while building the self-esteem and self-worth of identified students. G.R.I.P. provides positive opportunities such as Choices Groups, tutoring, job training, counseling, sports, cultural clubs and dance, night basketball, community involvement, and other recreational activities to at-risk youth in Humboldt County, CA. Program objectives are to: 1) provide individual and group intervention and counseling for up to 200 identified at-risk students; 2) promote cultural inclusion in the schools and community; 3) assist ethnically diverse families overcome cultural barriers and social isolation; 4) assist in facilitating gang identification and awareness trainings for school and law enforcement personnel, parents and community members; and 5) continue resource development to maintain sports/cultural activities and the core program. To evaluate the program, G.R.I.P. will utilize baseline data, information from previous schools, activity participation logs,and increases in the number of participants in school activities,in order to report the following oucomes: fewer school absences and increased willingness of students and families to attend therapy and parenting classes. G.R.I.P will report these measures to OJJDP in the grantee's Categorical Assistance Progress Reports.NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 22, 2004