POL Government Special Projects Youth Violence Prevention Grant Information
OYVP Grants and Partnerships

Gang Impacted Family Team

The Gang Impacted Family Team meets in February 2015.

OYVP uses grants and partnerships to address the many facets of youth violence: youth activities, family environment, opportunities for safe activities. 

Click on the web link - Portland City Council Video - July 13, 2016 Session - In depth discussion regarding Portland Metropolitan Area programming and service collaboration as applied to the Gang Impacted Family Team Program: https://youtu.be/c8nOccM-8eQ?t=1653

Click on the web link - Oregon Public Broadcasting Sound Cloud - October 2014 - Radio interview with Gang Impacted Family Team member and client regarding services and outcomes: https://soundcloud.com/thinkoutloudopb/responses-to-gang-violence-the

Think Tank: Volunteer Research Program

The Office of Youth Violence Prevention (OYVP) several years ago had been contacted by local college students wishing to volunteer their time in support of research associated OYVP grant programs.  Since that time OYVP has worked with advanced degree college student volunteers, forming Think Tank groups to offer new perspectives to services and programming. 


If you are involved in graduate studies and would like more information about this program please contact us.



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. 



Small grant funding maybe available for short term programming - find the application by clicking on the bold underlined title