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December 17, 2013 > San Leandro PD awarded gang prevention grant

San Leandro PD awarded gang prevention grant

Submitted By Guy Ashley

The San Leandro Police Department, in partnership with REACH Ashland Youth Center, will receive a 2-year California Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) grant in the amount of $500,000. The CalGRiP initiative is designed to address the presence and proliferation of gangs throughout the State. Cal GRIP awarded $9.2 million through competitive grants to 20 California cities with gang violence.

San Leandro Police Chief, Sandra Spagnoli stated, ÒCommunity partnerships are key to public safety and protecting our youth from being enticed to join organized street gangs. CalGRIP funding is an investment in the community's youth that will pay off in the future through programs and initiatives designed to keep kids and families on the right track."

The funding will allow the San Leandro Police Department and Alameda County's REACH Ashland Youth Center to work collaboratively with local agencies and non-profits including the Alameda County Art Commission, Alameda County Office of Education, Alameda County Probation, Alameda County Sheriff's Office, and the City of San Leandro. This group will work together on the project called REACH Out.

For more information on the REACH Ashland Youth Center, visit www.reachashland.org.

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