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Through our supportive programming of case management, educational and employment support, alternative entertainment and recreation activities, and gang- identified tattoo removal GRASP was able to provide services to more than 650 at- risk youth last year.

GRASP partnered with ten schools in multiple school districts to engage student in mediation, staying in schools, away from drug use, and experiencing cultural rites of passage programming.


The mission of GRASP is to heal the intergenerational trauma in our community by utilizing healing-informed, relationship-
centered culturally rooted practices. Our goal is to encourage positive youth development by engaging youth experiencing high-risk behaviors who want to exit the gang lifestyle in weekly support groups led by staff who have survived similar experiences.

GRASP incorporates the nationally recognized El Joven Noble/ Xinachtli curricula (for both males and females) that embraces a culture of healing while focusing on the prevention of behaviors (substance misuse interpersonal/romantic relationship violence, disengagement from school/education).

Evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is used to assist youth change their behavioral patterns and dysfunctional actions and beliefs which led to immersion in gang subculture initially. This helps youth identify their patterns of behavior which lead to that behavior, and embrace a “stages of change” framework.


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