OC GRIP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports the initiatives of the GRIP (Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership) program in the Orange County District Attorney's Office. This program has over 200 partners in 13 cities, including police departments, probation departments and more than 100 private businesses and non-profit organizations. Over the last four years, GRIP has put thousands of kids between 8 and 12 years old through their program.
OC GRIP's mission is to prevent targeted at-risk minors from joining criminal street gangs and enable them to graduate from high school free from destructive activities and behavior.
"I spent most of my career putting people in jail. It's incredibly rewarding to work with a program where I get to send kids to college instead." — Detective K.R., GRIP
Parents, students, educators and community leaders completing gang prevention education courses
Families personally assisted with truancy issues
Reduction of student expulsions in one school
Students earned entry to professional sporting events as a result of achieving perfect school attendance
Cities Throughout Orange County
Affiliate Police Departments
Teachers Mentoring Students
Parents Attending Monthly Meetings
This year we launched a major effort to raise additional funds for our award-winning program by opening a free-standing 501(c)(3) to augment the funds spent by the District Attorney's Office. On March 5th 2014 OC GRIP held its First Annual Gala dinner.
The evening was hosted by Orange County District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas; Orange County Sheriff, Sandra Hutchens; State Senator, Lou Correa and State Senator, Mimi Walters at the Ford Motor Company's Irvine showroom and headquarters. Over 200 community leaders and special guests convened in support of the program and to join OC GRIP in awarding the evening's honorees— General William Lyon and the Ford Motor Company.
Orange County District Attorney-Public Administrator
Orange County Sheriff-Coroner
In addition to the law enforcement-led components of the program, which are funded by the Orange County District Attorney's Office, OC GRIP conducts a series of community-oriented campaigns which are essential to the overall success of the program. Your support of OC GRIP goes towards the following:
The OC GRIP Student & Family Support Fund enables us to provide the following vital services to students and families in OC GRIP communities:
Our volunteer mentor programs are fueled by the personal efforts of community and school faculty volunteers. Your support enables us to carry out the following:
Support of our Community Outreach & Awareness Program enables us to reach out to the community to increase awareness of gang activity, providing essential training for parents, children, faculty and community members. Our outreach efforts include:
In order to motivate and provide positive outlets for at-risk youth, we conduct multiple athletic programs. These programs help children learn important life lessons through the teamwork and discipline of team sports. Your support allows us to offer the following activities: