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Gang Reduction Intervention



The City of San Juan Capistrano has experienced gang involvement since the 1970’s. Believing that we cannot arrest our way out of a gang problem, a decision was made to target potential gang members ...more

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  • Many positive changes have occurred since the implementation of the GRIP partnership. Immediately evident was greater communication and coordination between school officials and law enforcement. The ...more

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The GRIP Partnership is truly an effective tool against gang proliferation. Its success in San Juan Capistrano has enabled us to expand the program into four San Clemente Schools: Las Palmas Elementary School, Concordia Elementary School, Bernice Ayer Middle School and Shorecliffs Middle School.  The program deters the gang appeal, elevates the importance of education, and fosters success. GRIP brings schools officials, parents and law enforcement together to collaborate on solutions. It multiplies our ability to be effective.  We believe the GRIP partners and volunteers that are planting the seeds today in our students will soon see gangs eliminated from our community.  GRIP is in fact making a difference.

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Intervention Strategies

Truancy Sweeps are conducted frequently with the participation of the school officials, the Sheriffs Department, District Attorney and PRYDE counselors. This action is based on the critical nexus ...more

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Prevention Strategies

GRIP’s gang prevention is addressed through the education of school faculty, parents, volunteers and students at the targeted schools. The GRIP Advisory Board has addressed this need through the ...more

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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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