The GRIP initiative includes a wide variety of programs focusing on the strategic areas of primary and secondary prevention, intervention, suppression, and reentry. More specifically, these strategies target the following populations:
- Primary Prevention: Targets the entire population in high-crime, high-risk communities. The key component is a One Stop resource center that facilitates effective distribution of health and other support resources for youth and families.
- Secondary Prevention: Identifies young children, ages 7-14, at high risk of becoming involved in gangs and juvenile delinquency. It involves schools, community-based organizations, and other community partners in providing age-appropriate services.
- Intervention: Targets active gang members and their close associates ages 10-24. It requires aggressive outreach, ongoing recruitment, and careful planning and coordination of services. The primary goal is to provide youth with positive alternatives to the gang life.
- Reentry: Targets serious and gang-involved offenders who face multiple challenges to reentering their community. GRIP provides appropriate, individualized services and juvenile justice supervision to ensure a reduction
- Suppression: Gang leaders are targeted for aggressive suppression efforts. Enhanced sentences, federal charges, and vertical prosecution are used to effectively remove the most dangerous gang members from the community.