This report documents the first 15-month period of the Los Angeles Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program evaluation. GRYD is a gang prevention and intervention program that was implemented in 2008-2009 in 16 Los Angeles neighborhoods. This document reviews the GRYD program's origins, initial implementation, and the evolving development of GRYD practices and procedures in 12 of the neighborhoods.
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In April 2009 the Urban Institute (Washington, D.C), in partnership with Harder+Company (Los Angeles, CA), was contracted by the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles to conduct a multi-year evaluation of the Mayor's Gang Reduction and Youth Development Program (GRYD).This is the second report of the evaluation.It builds upon the process and preliminary outcome findings reported in 2010, and extends them through
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
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 families, and their communities. Using a multimethod approach, Urban examined GRYD’s implementation, community-level impacts
As part of an evaluation of the Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program, the Urban Institute and Harder+Company Community Research documented activities for 12 GRYD zones and developed a profile for each zone. These zone profiles cover the period from initial contracts (2008/2009) to mid-2010 and are intended to complement a separate report, Evaluation of the Los Angeles Gang Reduction and Youth
This report summarizes findings from a national review of practice regarding police interactions with the community at shooting and homicide scenes. Based on interviews and focus groups with police personnel and community partners representing nine jurisdictions across the nation, this review concludes that procedurally just conduct at shooting scenes requires departments to establish a uniform vision of
This essay identifies an opportunity to mobilize federal support for building community-driven public safety infrastructure, responding to a central demand of the uprisings against police violence to create safety by strengthening communities rather than punishment. In the past, the federal government has chosen to respond to crime (a legal definition often distinct from harm) by investing in law enforcement,
Gun violence inflicts a devastating toll on communities of color, but the justice system response to this violence frequently destabilizes neighborhoods and damages police-community relations. To develop a better response, the Urban Institute, Joyce Foundation, and Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies convened more than 100 people from communities affected by violence. We learned that violence
This report presents findings from a 2019 assessment of the Community Safety Partnership, a collaboration between the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department—a joint effort to make Los Angeles public housing developments safer by reducing gang influence, improving residents’ perceptions of safety, helping youth access resources and programming, and strengthening police-
This report presents interim findings of the Urban Institute's evaluation of the Gang Reduction Program (GRP), a $10 million, multi-year, federal initiative to reduce gang crime in Los Angeles, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; North Miami Beach, Florida; and Richmond, Virginia. The evaluation found substantial variation in collaboration levels among partners in each site, but each site achieved significant