Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $240,953)
Youth gangs continue to have a significant adverse impact on youth, families, and communities across America. A growing number of communities have adopted OJJDPs Comprehensive Gang Model, a multistrategy, multidisciplinary approach that has proven to be effective in reducing gang activity. The fiscal year 2014 Comprehensive Antigang Strategies and Programs solicitation provides funding for localities to enhance coordination of federal, state, and local resources in support of community partnerships implementing the following antigang programs: primary prevention, secondary prevention, gang intervention, and targeted gang enforcement. This program is authorized pursuant to paragraph (3)(B) under the Juvenile Justice heading in the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2014, P.L. 113-76; 128 Stat. 5, 64.
The Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID) will continue to replicate the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model by implementing the following core strategies: Community Mobilization; Opportunities Provision; Social Intervention; Suppression; and, Organizational Change and Development. With this funding GRID will be able to expand into two additional police districts in the City of Denver. CA/NF