Mission & Comprehensive Strategy

Mission & Comprehensive Strategy

The City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) was established in July of 2007 to address gang violence in a comprehensive and coordinated way throughout the City. Community-based service provision began in 2009. Over the years, GRYD developed and implemented a Comprehensive Strategy to drive funding and practice decisions across areas designated as GRYD Zones. GRYD currently provides gang intervention and prevention services in 23 GRYD Zones throughout the City of Los Angeles, along with regional juvenile reentry services, community engagement programming, and various other initiatives.

GRYD Comprehensive Strategy Mission

GRYD’s mission is to strengthen the resiliency of youth/young adults, families, and communities to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaborations and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services.

GRYD Comprehensive Strategy Goals

  • To increase the community’s knowledge and capacity to effectively address gang involvement and violence.
  • To increase protective factors and reduce gang joining among at-risk youth aged 10-15.
  • To increase prosocial connections and other protective factors for gang-involved young adults between the ages of 14 and 25.
  • To facilitate effective communication and coordinated responses to address gang violence.