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Street Level Gang Outreach Grant Program
The Street Level Gang Outreach Program (SLGO), established in 2009, funds nonprofit organizations that reach out to gang-affected young people and their families. In 2016 SLGO members were honored by the City of Portland Police Bureau receiving a Unit Commendation, and more recently received a Spirit of Portland Commissioner / Mayor's Award for their work.
Grant funding is active, and all grantee positions are filled.
The program is based upon the best practice models recommended by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Administration: Boston Streetwork Program and Chicago Ceasefire Program.
The City of Portland works with the City of Gresham and TRIMET (all having Street Level Outreach programs) in following the recommendations provided by the following model study: https://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/content/documents/street-outreach-comprehensive-gang-model.pdf
Gang Impacted Family Team
The Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) Coordinator Grant, established in 2013, works with a number of governmental and nonprofit organizations — including city, county, state and private nonprofit partners — to break youths' generational ties to gang activity, which can stem back generations. It is based upon the Cincinatti Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) best practice model. https://youtu.be/c8nOccM-8eQ?t=1653
Funding for the GIFT Coordinator position is provided through the Portland Police Bureau, the funding is active and the single work position is filled by an employee of a private non-profit organization. The GIFT Coordinator is housed within the Office of Youth Violence Prevention (449 NE Emerson, Portland OR).