Gang Reduction Youth Development (GRYD) Program
Since 11/2009, Alma Family Services is the lead agency for a collaborative Gang Reduction Youth Development Program (GRYD) serving youth and families who reside in the Boyle Heights/Hollenbeck area of the City of Los Angeles. The GRYD program represents a historic effort on the part of the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office to reduce crime rates and gang membership in specific communities with a high degree of gang activity and violence. All services provided by Alma Family Services program address factors that are known to increase a youth’s risk of gang involvement.
Youth Pathway to Opportunities
Alma Family Services, in collaboration with The Los Angeles County Probation Department the Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) and the El Monte Union High School District, has partnered to provide support services in a community-based setting as an alternative to incarceration in Pomona and El Monte respectivelly. The services are aimed at reducing referrals to the Juvenile Court, preventing recidivism, addressing behavioral problems, increase school attendance and promoting positive behavioral and academic performance. Alma utilizes a multidisciplinary system of care that offers comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and coordinated child and family services oriented to promoting healthy youth development and reducing delinquency and victimization.