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CalGRIP-Funded Projects (Region I-A)
This is a list of local anti-gang projects funded by CalGRIP dollars. The applicant agencies listed here were successful in a highly competitive Request-For-Proposal process. CalGRIP allows for local jurisdictions to implement prevention, intervention or suppression activities – or a combination thereof – based on local need. Cities and community-based organizations were eligible to apply. Since the inception of the CalGRIP Initiative, three rounds of grant funding have been awarded (2008-09 - 2009-10 coming soon). Projects are listed alphabetically.
Location of Services: Oxnard
Grant Award: $500,000 (EDD)
Project Summary: The purpose of Transformation Works is to provide job training, job experience and intensive case management services for 75 Ventura County youth, ages 14 - 24, who are gang members, gang-involved, gang-affiliated, or at-risk of being gang involved; foster youth; and/or disabled youth. Project participants are at-risk, on informal probation, incarcerated, on formal probation and/or experiencing re-entry after incarceration. The project focuses on a transformation in behavior, attitude, academic endeavors and job endeavors, so participants enter the project as a "detriment" to their community and exit the project as a "benefit" to their community.
Contact Information: Betty Alvarez Ham - (805) 983-3636
City of Oxnard
Implementing Agency: Oxnard Police Department
Grant Award: $399,690
Project Summary: Operation PeaceWorks will customize the features of the Boston Operation Ceasefire project to achieve two goals: (1) bring together local and regional law enforcement—including ATF, FBI and DEA—to identify the causes and activities that contribute to continued increases in the use of firearms during gang-related and juvenile crimes, and to develop a plan of action to address them; and (2) provide viable alternatives to gang membership through intensive counseling, community service, academic assistance, employment skills training and paid employment opportunities to gang-involved youth in Oxnard’s City Corps. Operation PeaceWorks also will increase the capacity of the faith-based, volunteer-led Police Department Clergy Council to formalize PeaceMaker and HopeBoys community outreach programs that engage gang-involved individuals, families and communities in changing norms for tolerance of gang and gun violence.
Contact Information: Scott Hebert, Commander - (805) 385-8290 - firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Santa Barbara
County: Santa Barbara
Implementing Agency: Santa Barbara Police Department
Grant Award: $400,000
Project Summary: Through a comprehensive strategy of prevention/education, intervention, and suppression, this project is designed reduce violent crime in the target area by providing services to both gang-involved youth and youth that are at-risk of gang involvement. 160 youth will be served through targeted case management, which includes individualized case plans, individual/family counseling and support services, and vocation/life skills training. An additional 608 6th grade students will receive gang prevention education in their classrooms (6th graders will be targeted because of their increased risk of joining a gang).
Contact Information: Gilbert Torres, Captain - (805) 897-3728 - email@example.com