Sacto 9-1-1
March 27, 2012
Sacramento wins grant to fight gangs

By Tony Bizjak
tbizjak@sacbee.com

Sacramento officials announced today the city has won a $250,000 grant from the state to combat gangs.

The two-year Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention, or Cal GRIP, grant will be used to fund a literacy program at the Boys & Girls Club in Lemon Hill and a Summer at City Hall program for 60 youths.

The goal of the grant is to reduce the likelihood that young people will be tempted to join gangs by offering early education help and other opportunities to at-risk youth.

"We know we can't arrest our way out of situations with kids," Councilman Jay Schenirer said at a press briefing with Mayor Kevin Johnson. "This will allow us to get to young people early, before they start getting in trouble."

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