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Boyle Heights Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) Zone Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $894,348)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The City of Los Angeles will support the continuation and expansion of the activities of the Gang Reduction Program (GRP) in the Boyle Heights community. GRP incorporates a comprehensive and collaborative approach to reducing gang crime and violence starting with an inventory and integration of existing community services and the application of best practices and evidence-based prevention, intervention, re-entry, and suppression programs. GRP is based on four key concepts: (1) identify the needs at the individual, family, and community level and address those needs with a coordinated, comprehensive response; (2) conduct an inventory of human and financial resources in the community and create plans to fill gaps in services and leverage existing resources to support effective gang reduction strategies; (3) apply research-based programs across appropriate age ranges, risk factor categories, and agency boundaries; and (4) encourage coordination and integration of resources at the local, state, and federal level.


Date Created: August 18, 2008