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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 received the Spirit of Portland Commissioner's / Mayor's Award.
In 2017 SLGO members received a Letter of Commendation from the Portland Police Bureau Chief's Office for pro-social actions in the field.
Grant funding is active, and all grantee positions are currently filled.
The City of Portland, along with the City of Gresham and TRIMET (all having Street Level Outreach programs) work collaboratively, following the recommendations provided by the following model: https://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/content/documents/street-outreach-comprehensive-gang-model.pdf
Gang Impacted Family Team (Coordinator)
The Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) Coordinator Position, established in 2013, supplies support to a number of governmental and nonprofit organizations who in turn offer pro-social service support to gang impacted individuals and families. https://youtu.be/c8nOccM-8eQ?t=1653
Funding for the GIFT Coordinator position is provided through the Mayor's Office of Youth Violence Prevention. This funding is currently active during the City Fiscal Year 2017-2018 and the resulting work position is filled through local private non-profit organization.
The Restorative Justice Program Grant Program
Is supported by the Office of Youth Violence Prevention as grant manager. The program, implemented in 2009, provides restorative interventions which keep students connected and engaged in school as an alternative to suspension or expulsion.
Small Grant Opportunities
The Office of Youth Violence Prevention has offered a number of small grants in past years for programs and or projects providing services to gang affected youth and their families within Portland. Please feel free to call us at 503-823-4180 to showcase your program. Please note that funding may not be immediately available.