OC GRIP conducts a series of community-oriented campaigns, which are essential to the overall success of the program.
Monthly meetings are conducted by law enforcement with students identified by teachers and principals. The purpose is to make the student and parents accountable for the student’s improvement in behavior, academics and school attendance.
Intervention meetings are held with students and their parents who have been identified as being “at-risk” of joining a gang by the school and/or GRIP law enforcement officers.
Parent meetings are support meetings that provide parents and the community an educational support system. Parents volunteer as “parent-greeters” at their child’s school and become involved in neighborhood watch programs in their community.
All 5th or 6th grade students at each elementary school receive gang prevention and education courses.
OC GRIP partners with over 200 businesses that contribute their time and resources to help keep Orange County safe.
Teachers, staff, and school administrators at every GRIP school are required to attend gang education training.
200 partners in 62 schools in 13 cities
Since 2007, through a partnership with selected schools that are at-risk for gang violence, GRIP has put thousands of kids between 8 and 12 years old through their program.
Students had increased school attendance
Faculty report more access to support services for students in need
Parents reported an increase in family functioning
Students had decreased truancy