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 needing extra support, resources, and encouragement to make good choices and reject criminal street gangs.
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.
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