Event Title

Amazing G.R.A.C.E.: Redirecting At-Risk Youth from Gang Involvement

Presenter Information

Nicholas Chavez

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Criminal Justice

Location

Event Center BC

Start Date

5-18-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

5-18-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

The Gang Reduction and Community Engagement (GRACE) program, developed by the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department in partnership with Operation New Hope, provided 87 at-risk youth from three gang-entrenched neighborhoods with a comprehensive program of life skills training, job development, and work experience so as to change the trajectory of their lives. By enhancing employability and facilitating personal growth, program staff sought to redirect at-risk youth away from gang involvement. This presentation reports key findings and lessons learned from the evaluation of this CalGRIP project.

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May 18th, 11:00 AM May 18th, 12:00 PM

Amazing G.R.A.C.E.: Redirecting At-Risk Youth from Gang Involvement

Event Center BC

The Gang Reduction and Community Engagement (GRACE) program, developed by the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department in partnership with Operation New Hope, provided 87 at-risk youth from three gang-entrenched neighborhoods with a comprehensive program of life skills training, job development, and work experience so as to change the trajectory of their lives. By enhancing employability and facilitating personal growth, program staff sought to redirect at-risk youth away from gang involvement. This presentation reports key findings and lessons learned from the evaluation of this CalGRIP project.