Mission statement

To prevent targeted at-risk minors from joining criminal street gangs and enable them to graduate from high school free from destructive criminal behavior.

OC GRIP operates in over 60 schools countywide.

Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (“OC GRIP”) is a collaborative effort between the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Probation Department and various police departments with the goal to prevent minors from joining criminal street gangs.

OC GRIP also works closely with Waymakers, a non-profit organization that shelters children, supports victims, counsels families, and educates communities. Faith based organizations, private businesses, and community groups also partner with the program.


Board Members

Scott Baugh

Todd Spitzer
Orange County District Attorney

Don Barnes
Orange County Sheriff

Tom Brewer

Jake Brower

Dave Ellis

Holly Feldt

Mike Harrah

Young Kim

Tim Mead

Steve Mensinger

Bobby Samini

Key Personnel

Tracy Miller
Senior Orange County District Attorney
Program Director

Nicole Nicholson
Assistant Orange County District Attorney

Victoria L. Wintrode, Esq.
Executive Director


The GRIP program involves the participation of multiple private businesses and community organizations that provide vital support needed to keep our student incentive and mentoring programs going. We invite you and your organization to join in partnering with OC GRIP!

  • Chapman University
  • Ed Molina
  • In-N-Out
  • Knott's Berry Farm
  • Mission Viejo Elks Lodge
  • PureGame
  • RMD Group
  • Taco Bell