Barrio Action Youth and Community Center
Tutoring & Homework Assistance
Mental Health Services
Gang Reduction & Youth Development
WHAT IS GRYD?
Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) was established in 2007 as part of an intensive effort to foster youth development and reduce the influence of street gangs in the lives of youth. In every identified community with a high level of gang crime, GRYD seeks to establish safe and clearly identified places where youth and their families can receive unconditional support, services, and counseling.
The GRYD Program offers gang prevention, gang intervention, and re-entry services as a whole. However, Barrio Action solely provides gang prevention services for the North Hollenbeck area which includes Ramona Gardens, Lincoln Heights, and El Sereno. Linkages to other GRYD programs are available.
- Intensive case management
- Individual and family counseling
- Structure groups
- Academic assistance and tutoring
- Community mobilization and parent leadership
- Parenting classes
- Educational, cultural, and recreational activities
GRYD PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
For GRYD program eligibility, youth must be between the ages of 10-15 and demonstrate their eligibility by completing the Youth Screening Eligibility Tool (YSET). The YSET is a tool that identifies youth most at risk of gang joining. The YSET is administered by trained personnel and asks youth questions about personal characteristics, participation in organized activities, peers, life events, and delinquent behavior. YSET results must show that there are at least 4 out of 9 risk factors present to determine that they are eligible to be a GRYD program participant. Youth must either live or go to school in the GRYD zone.
For more information regarding the GRYD Program, please contact:
Ann Marie Perdue
(323) 221-0779 ext. 208.