In an effort to minimize gang activity and crime in the City of Fullerton, a collaborative effort was put forth by the City, community-based organizations, schools and local law enforcement. As one component of these efforts, the City applied for a California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) grant.
With Townsend Public Affairs efforts and advocacy, the City was successfully awarded the 2012/14 CalGRIP grant. Fullerton was the only city in Orange County to be awarded this grant. They were fully funded for $500,000 with a $500,000 match, making it a $1 million project.
The overarching project goal is to continue the City’s work to reduce the ever-rising number of intergenerational gang members and to continue building on the momentum generated by the focused approach to suppress, intervene and prevent gang violence.