Gang Reduction and Youth Development Research & Evaluation Research Brief Series

GRYD Brief Series

GRYD Research & Evaluation
Team Partners:

California State University, Los Angeles
Harder+Company Community Research
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Southern California
 
Data-Driven Champion Social Good Organization

An Overview of GRYD Research & EvaluationThe purpose of the GRYD Research Brief Series is to capture GRYD programmatic experiences and research findings in a way that is straight-forward and translatable to others working in this area. The inaugural brief lays the foundation for future briefs by outlining the GRYD Comprehensive Strategy and its related programming. Forthcoming briefs in this series will summarize findings related to a research question or a GRYD-sponsored initiative, highlight the lessons learned, and apply those lessons to practice and policy recommendations.

The pupose of each brief and a summary of findings are presented in the document: An Overview of GRYD Research & Evaluation. Click here to learn more. Full briefs are listed below.

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 1

THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES MAYOR'S OFFICE OF GANG REDUCTION AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT (GRYD) COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY

The GRYD Comprehensive Strategy addresses violence by delivering services that are community-based, culturally proficient, family-centered, and data-informed.                               

GRYD Brief 1June 2020

Anne C. Tremblay, Director, City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development
Denise C. Herz, Co-Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team
Reginald Zachery, Citywide GRYD Program Manager, City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development
Molly Kraus, Co-Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team

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GRYD Comprehensive Strategy Update No. 1

AN UPDATED OVERVIEW OF THE GRYD COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY

GRYD Brief 1The GRYD Comprehensive Strategy graphic has been updated to reflect current programming and associated goals. Additional support systems have also been identified and included in this graphic.

August 2021

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 2

THE IMPACT OF THE GRYD INCIDENT RESPONSE PROGRAM ON GANG RETALIATIONS

Responses by the GRYD Incident Response Program Triangle Partnership cuts gang-related retaliations by 41% and improves public safety in communities historically impacted by high levels of gang violence.

GRYD Brief 2

June 2020

P. Jeffrey Brantingham, Ph. D., Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles
Baichuan Yuan, B.S., Department of Mathematics, University of California Los Angeles
Denise C. Herz, Ph. D., School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Research Update No. 1

FURTHER EXPLORATION OF THE IMPACT OF THE GRYD INCIDENT RESPONSE (IR) PROGRAM ON RETALIATORY VIOLENCE

GRYD Brief 2The results build upon those reported previously, demonstrating that the GRYD IR Program reduces retaliation even when neighborhood characteristics and location are considered.

June 2020

P. Jeffrey Brantingham, Ph. D., Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles 
Junhyung Park, B.S., Department of Statistics, University of California Los Angeles 
Frederic Paik Schoenberg, Ph.D., Department of Statistics, University of California Los Angeles

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 3

THE GRYD INCIDENT RESPONSE PROGRAM: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF THE GRYD TRIANGLE PARTNERSHIP

The GRYD Triangle Partnership reduces violence by building effective communication and trust between GRYD Regional Program Coordinators, the Los Angeles Police Department, GRYD Community Intervention Workers, and communities.

GRYD Brief 3June 2020

Jorja Leap, Ph.D., Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
Tiffany McBride, M.A., Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
Wendy Gomez, B.A., Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
Denise C. Herz, Ph. D., School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 4

EXPLORING THE ROLE OF CASE MANAGEMENT WITHIN GRYD PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION SERVICES

GRYD case managers and Community Intervention Workers (CIWs) play a critical role in supporting successful outcomes for youth, young adults, and families participating in GRYD Prevention and GRYD Intervention Family Case Management (FCM) Services.

GRYD Brief 4June 2020

Jorja Leap, Ph.D., Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
Tiffany McBride, M.A., Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
Wendy Gomez, B.A., Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California Los Angeles
Denise C. Herz, Ph. D., School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 5

BUILDING CAPACITY FOR TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE WITHIN GRYD INTERVENTION FAMILY CASE MANAGEMENT (FCM) SERVICES

GRYD trauma initiatives helped to identify a framework that can be used to support trauma-informed gang intervention programming.

GRYD Brief 5June 2020

Carly B. Dierkhising, Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice & Criminalistics, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 6

ACHIEVING INTENTIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT  

The use of the Activating Intentional Youth Development Approach (AIYDA) in GRYD Prevention Programming.

GRYD Brief 6July 2020

Anne Larson, Ed.D., School of Kinesiology & Nutritional Science, California State University Los Angeles
Denise C. Herz, Ph. D., School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 7

GRYD DATA FEEDBACK LOOP TRAINING: USING A COMMUNITY-BASED, PARTICIPATORY, ACTION RESEARCH APPROACH TO BUILDING DATA-INFORMED PRACTICE  

The GRYD Data Feedback Loop promotes ongoing improvement in GRYD Prevention and Intervention Family Case Management (FCM) service delivery by empowering GRYD providers to build innovative programming solutions based on program data and their experiences.

GRYD Brief 7May 2021

Molly Kraus, MPL, Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team, California State University Los Angeles
Andraé L. Brown, Ph.D., Heru Consulting
Carlos De Santiago, B.A., The City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development
Denise C. Herz, Ph.D., GRYD Research Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team & School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 8

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & PUBLIC SAFETY: THE IMPACT OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES GRYD SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS PROGRAM ON VIOLENT CRIME

GRYD's Summer Night Lights (SNL) Program produced a 3.8% reduction in violent crime calls-for-service and a 3.6% reduction in violent crimes in SNL sites between 2010 and 2019.                               

GRYD Brief 8November 2021

P. Jeffrey Brantingham, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles
Denise C. Herz, Ph.D., GRYD Research Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team & School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University Los Angeles
Molly Kraus, MPL, Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Summer Night Lights Programming Spotlight

2021 GRYD SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS SUMMARY REPORT

GRYD SNL 2021 SummaryThis summary provides a portrait of GRYD Summer Night Lights (SNL) programming during the summer of 2021 - including a look at how programming was adapted in response to the ongoing COVID pandemic, participation in SNL activities, and the results of a community engagement survey.

November 2021

Harder & Company Community Research

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 9

GRYD INTERVENTION FAMILY CASE MANAGEMENT (FCM) SERVICES: A SUMMARY OF PARTICIPANTS AND SERVICES

Between January 1, 2016 and December 31,2020, 4,874 young people and emerging adults enrolled in GRYD Intervention Family Case Management (FCM) Services and participated in over 100,000 program sponsored activities.

GRYD Brief 9July 2022

Jessica Diep, M.S., Program Manager, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team, California State University Los Angeles
Lorella Vera, MPA, Program Manager, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 10

THE IMPACT OF GRYD INTERVENTION FAMILY CASE MANAGEMENT (FCM) SERVICES ON INCREASING DECISION-MAKING INDEPENDENCE

Increases in decision-making independence led to a 34% reduction in GRYD FCM participants' involvement in crime.

GRYD Brief 9July 2022

P. Jeffrey Brantingham, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles
Denise C. Herz, Ph.D., GRYD Research Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team & School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University Los Angeles
Molly Kraus, MPL, Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 11

GRYD PREVENTION SERVICES: A SUMMARY OF PARTICIPANTS AND SERVICES

Between January 1, 2016 and December 31,2020, 5,684 young people enrolled in GRYD Prevention services and participated in over 169,000 program sponsored activities.

GRYD Brief 11September 2022

Lorella Vera, MPA, Program Manager, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team, California State University Los Angeles
Jessica Diep, M.S., Program Manager, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team, California State University Los Angeles

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GRYD Research & Evaluation Brief No. 12

INCREASING RESILIENCE TO PREVENT ASSOCIATION WITH GANGS: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF GRYD PREVENTION SERVICES

Participation in GRYD Prevention services increased participants' internal resilience by 28%, external resilience by 19%, and family norms by 9%, while decreasing their participation in gang social activity by 61% and peer gang activities by 17%.

GRYD Brief 9September 2022

P. Jeffrey Brantingham, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles
Denise C. Herz, Ph.D., GRYD Research Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team & School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University Los Angeles
Molly Kraus, MPL, Director, GRYD Research & Evaluation Team, California State University Los Angeles

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