Research Report Evaluation of the Los Angeles Gang Reduction and Youth Development Program: Year 4 Evaluation Report
Meagan Cahill, Jesse Jannetta, Emily Tiry, Samantha S. Lowry, Miriam Becker-Cohen, Ellen Paddock, Maria Serakos, Loraine Parker, Karen Hennigan
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The Los Angeles Mayor’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program works to reduce gang violence by providing prevention and intervention services concentrated in 12 zones. The fourth year of the GRYD evaluation examined program dosage, client and family experiences, program impact on youth risk factors for joining a gang, and community-level impacts on gang crime and violence. GRYD engaged youth with serious risk factors in intensive programming, and risk factors for GRYD Prevention clients declined. There was mixed evidence regarding whether the GRYD Zones “outperformed” comparison areas in reducing gang violence and crime.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Children and youth
Tags Gun violence Juvenile justice Delinquency and crime Neighborhoods and youth development Youth development
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center
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This report presents findings from the third year of the evaluation of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program. GRYD works to reduce gang violence in Los Angeles by providing prevention and intervention services to at-risk and gang-involved youth, their familie...