BSCC Seeks Members for Gang Committee that will Act as ESC for CalGRIP

SACRAMENTO (July 25, 2016) – The Board of State and Community Corrections is seeking new members for its Standing Committee on Gang Issues. This Committee will act as the Executive Steering Committee (ESC) that will identify funding priorities, develop a Request for Proposal, score proposals and make award recommendations for the next cycle of the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention competitive grant program. Since 2008, the CalGRIP grant has funded California cities that engage in a local collaborative approach to support prevention, intervention and/or suppression activities. To ensure that applicants undertake a collaborative approach, legislation requires that cities pass through a minimum of 20 percent of grant funds to one or more community-based organizations. Activities funded through CalGRIP can include early prevention and intervention initiatives, reentry services, education programs, job training and skills development, family and community services, and targeted law enforcement suppression efforts. Past grants have funded hospital-based trauma intervention programs, Operation Ceasefire efforts, targeted street outreach, youth development programs and teen courts. It is anticipated that the Governor’s 2017-2018 Budget will allocate $9.215 million to the CalGRIP grant program. BSCC is convening this ESC early so that grants can be awarded immediately upon enactment of the budget. For this ESC, the BSCC is seeking members who will represent California’s population and its diverse racial, ethnic, geographic, gender and cultural perspectives and backgrounds. The BSCC seeks members who have professional expertise and/or personal life experiences related to the criminal justice system, working on gang programs or policies. Government and community-based representatives with expertise in diversion, case management, youth prevention programs, trauma-informed care, community policing, and violence reduction initiatives are needed. Individuals formerly involved in the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply. Prior experience on an ESC is not required. More information about the ESC is available here. It’s important to note that any agency employer of an ESC member (whether governmental or non-governmental) would not be eligible for funding. For more information about serving on the ESC, and to submit a statement of interest, please click here. For more information about the CalGRIP program, please contact Colleen Curtin at