ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP) recognized the accomplishment of Esther L. Walter Elementary School student Jazmine A., whose design was selected from more than 140 entries to be reproduced on the official OC GRIP vehicle. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 16, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Approximately 2,000 at-risk youth will be treated like VIPs at tomorrow night’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Angels) game in reward for refusing to join a gang while improving school attendance and behavior. This special event marks the 9th year in which students rose to the challenge issued by Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP). The OC GRIP kids will attend a game, be greeted by the players, watch the team warm up during batting practice from behind the dugouts, and receive a dinner provided by OC GRIP’s non-profit charitable organization. The name of each school in attendance will be displayed on the Angel Vision JumboTron during the event.
Thanks to the generosity of the Angels, more than 1,900 students in 4th through 8th grade accompanied by roughly 100 teacher chaperones will all attend the game for free. Due to the partnership with law enforcement organizations, personnel from various departments will also be in attendance to congratulate the students on their accomplishments, including Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas. Continue reading
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: October 17, 2014
ORANGE COUNTY – Over 180 law enforcement officers from 19 agencies netted 31 juveniles in violation of city curfew laws last night in the 6th annual curfew sweeps by the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP). OC GRIP aims to prevent juveniles from being victims of or participants in gang crimes by identifying at-risk youth, increasing school attendance, and decreasing gang activity.
Last night and early this morning, officers patrolled Orange County cities and unincorporated areas for children ages 17 and under out in public past curfew, in violation of city laws. Curfews in Orange County begin at 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m., depending on the city, and last until 5:00 a.m. the following day. Minors are prohibited from being in public during these hours unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian or are subject to circumstantial exceptions made for minors participating in employment, educational, or emergency activities. Continue reading