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OC GRIP PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Working together to encourage Orange County’s youth not to join gangs

OC GRIP conducts a series of community-oriented campaigns, which are essential to the overall success of the program.

Student Meetings

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.

300

meetings last year

Student Curriculum

All 5th or 6th grade students at each elementary school receive gang prevention and education courses.

Over3900

students attended presentations at OC GRIP schools

Programs for Student Engagement

Crime increases when students are not in school. OC GRIP provides the following opportunities for students to be engaged in programs during spring and summer breaks.

2100students

OC GRIP and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Baseball Incentive

355students

7 Soccer Athletic Enrichment Programs

60students

Taekwondo and Character Building Training

130students

Ford Mentor Program

90students

Blizzard Mentor Program

OC GRIP Countywide Truancy Outcomes Unexcused Absences

  • Before Sweep
  • After Sweep

Truancy Sweeps & Interventions

OC GRIP focuses on Truancy because 76% of the people in California State prison today committed Truancy as their first crime.

Intervention Meetings

OC GRIP Intervention Meetings consist of law enforcement officers, probation officers, deputy district attorneys and social workers, who meet with students and parents or students who have moved beyond the at-risk phase and have actually begun exhibiting either gang behavior or issues at school.


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Parent Meetings

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.

Over2600

parents regularly attend monthly parent meetings at all OC GRIP schools

Over800

parents volunteer as “Parent Greeters” every morning

Intervention Meetings

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 OC GRIP law enforcement officers.

approx.108

intervention meetings per year

Faculty Presentations

Teachers, staff, and school administrators at every GRIP school are required to attend gang education training.

65

faculty presentations at all GRIP schools

800

teachers volunteered to mentor at-risk students

Employees of local corporations volunteer their time to make a difference in the lives of the students in our community.  Employees teach students different career paths that they might otherwise not be aware of; life skills; and encourage the students to make good choices.  At the conclusion of the mentorship programs, students can earn the privilege to visit the business headquarters, and experience a day in the life at these businesses.

Mentorship

OC GRIP focuses on “The Three A’s” at every GRIP school.

OC GRIP strives to improve ACADEMICS, increase school ATTENDANCE, and improve student’s ATTITUDE.

Studies show student mentorship decreases deviant behavior and increases participation in school.  OC GRIP partners with law enforcement officers, private businesses, and non-profit organizations to match mentors with a student mentee.

800

faculty teacher mentors who mentor a child not in their classroom all year long

170

Deputy District Attorneys, DA Investigators, and Probation Officers volunteer at GRIP II schools

90

Ford Motor Company employees mentor GRIP students once a month

1000

Big Brother and Big Sister mentors meet with GRIP students 2-4 times a month

60

Blizzard employees mentor GRIP students once a month