The Gang Reduction of Denver (GRID) is a network of federal, state, and local government agencies; local businesses; community-based, grassroots and faith-based organizations; and community resident associations that work in a collaborative manner to address gang violence. GRID is housed under the Denver Department of Public Safety and is committed to the suppression and prevention of gun and gang violence in Denver. This is achieved through several strategies including connecting resources within communities, enhancing information sharing and collaboration among agencies, and seeking change in community norms regarding violence.
GRID works to develop and support a network of partner agencies and programs to provide effective and efficient prevention strategies that collectively strengthen families and communities, provide effective and efficient case management intervention strategies to high-risk gang members and their families, and ensure effective enforcement of violent gang crimes.
GRID operates under the strategic direction of a committee working together to facilitate any necessary policy action and address the removal of barriers to support implementation efforts. The GRID Policy Steering Committee is responsible to ensure the integrity of the project by monitoring accountability, transparency, sustainability, and public trust. It is made up of representatives from our partner agencies, to include:
GRID seeks to support a network of partner agencies that can provide effective and efficient strategies that collectively strengthen families and communities.
GRID seeks to create and support a network of partner agencies that can provide effective case management intervention strategies to high-risk gang members and their families.
GRID seeks to create and support criminal justice partnerships to suppress violent crimes in the community.
GRID is committed to agency capacity building to effectively address gang violence. Through our training, we provide an educational series on gang structures and dynamics, gang intervention and prevention, and associated strategies and programs. We also offer several trainings conducted by law enforcement and community organizations as we realize there are several topics relevant to learning about and managing gang-affiliated individuals. Below is a list of our standard training series:
In addition to our standard training series, GRID sponsors several trainings conducted by law enforcement and community organizations that address other gang-related topics. Training topics are listed below, but are subject to change:
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Safe Haven is a faith-led initiative designed to support community members who are struggling with trauma, fear or frustration as a result of gang violence.
Over 20 churches across the city have signed up and received training to serve as Safe Haven locations where anyone in the community can go to receive support services in a safe space following a critical, gang-related incident.
Following an incident, the closest participating church is activated for three days, and church members from the Safe Haven network volunteer their time to support a community healing process. Emotional and mental wellness specialists are also on-site to provide professional support and to connect residents with more in-depth services, if desired.
Click here for a list of Safe Haven locations.
GRID will help anyone who wants to improve their situation. Below are examples of services we can connect interested parties to. If you are an agency working with gang-affiliated individuals, and would like to refer someone to our program, download the referral form here. If you require additional assistance, contact us at email@example.com.
If you have gang information you want to report anonymously, please call our 24-hour Gang Bureau hotline at 720-913-1339.
If you have information about suspects and wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You may also text to: 274637 (CRIMES) then title DMCS & enter your message.