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.
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.
These programs are a result of the partnership between select schools that are at-risk in the county and law enforcement and community partners.
400 partners in 65 schools in 14 cities
Over the last thirteen years, 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