Chapter TWO, Inc. provides gang prevention and intervention services to youth and young adults between the ages of 14 – 25. Certified staff members work with youth and young adults and engage in community group’s institutions and individuals to keep youths out of gangs.
Services include; case management that targets the highest at-risk youth and their families which includes counseling, mentoring, parenting classes, anger management and life skills training; Chapter TWO, Inc. organizes activities such as sports and recreation activities, art programs and field trips.
Gang intervention workers work directly with gang members to assist with conflict resolution, provide information, and give referrals and crisis intervention to defuse potentially violent situations. Intervention also includes the maintenance of a long standing “cease fire” agreements between the largest and most active African American gangs and Hispanic gangs in South Los Angeles.
The following describes key activities and current services provided by the agency that augment the provision of services to the target population:
The Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) was established by Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa in 2007 in response to the City’s most gang plagued communities. In addition to an increased deployment of police, the GRYD zones will receive additional resources focused on prevention, intervention and re-entry programs for those involved or otherwise affected by gangs.
Anne C. Tremblay is the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD). She has been serving as Interim Director since December 2013 and was previously an assistant city attorney for the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney where she supervised the Anti-Gang Section.
For more information please visit http://www.grydfoundation.org
Summer Night Lights (SNL), a part of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Summer of Success 2014, is an effective public/private partnership that brings together a nonprofit agency (The GRYD
Foundation) working with the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development and the Department of Recreation & Parks to create safe, healthy and strong neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.
Summer Night Lights has become a national model for combating gang violence and promoting positive youth development.
For more information please visit http://www.grydfoundation.org/summer-night-lights
Chapter TWO, Inc. has an open door policy to the community. We service walk-ins on a daily basis to provide services and referrals to community members. Frequently high-risk youth, gang affiliated youth and community members are welcomed by our Community Intervention Workers, Case Managers and other staff to receive “on the spot” support and mentoring.
Students walk in for academic guidance, homework support, referrals to alternative schooling and advocacy for probation personnel, and school teachers and/or administrators.
We pride ourselves in having excellent community partners that provide extended support
services to our clients and their families. Through a referral process we can help connect
individuals and families with the proper support services like:
|♦ Anger Management
♦ Career Training Centers
♦ City of Los Angeles Services and Resources
♦ College Preparation Assistance
♦ Conflict Mediation
♦ Computer Skills
♦ Domestic Violence Counseling and Support
♦ Emergency Needs Assessment
|♦ Employment Placement Search
♦ Financial Literacy
♦ Quality of Life Issues Resolution
♦ Job Training
♦ Health Services
♦ Parenting Classes
♦ Substance Abuse/ Drug Counseling
♦ Utility Reimbursement & Discount Programs
In our efforts to provide healthy alternatives to gang association, prevent juvenile delinquency
and gang related crimes, we offer various workshops to deter anti-social behaviors including Peer to Peer Support, and facilitate Youth Groups in local schools and community centers and/or libraries.
♦ Job Prep Workshops – Please call for current schedule
♦ REAL G.I.R.L.S. – Open to high school female students at Augustus F. Hawkins High
School on Thursdays.
NEWS >> EXCURSIONS
Chapter TWO, Inc. offers various excursions to youth throughout the year to promote healthy
lifestyles, positive social networking, exposure to entertainment, and other safe venues for social
gatherings for youth as well as opportunities to volunteer for service hours.
Our clients have shared positive experiences with their peers at venues such as:
♦ African American Museum
♦ Annual Appreciation & Recognition Awards Banquet
♦ City of Los Angeles, City Hall Tour
♦ Community Beautification Clean-Ups
♦ Dave & Busters
♦ Holiday Sharing & Caring (Community Toy Giveaway)
♦ Movie Theatre
♦ Mulligan’s Family Fun Center
♦ Turkey’s for Literacy (Family Turkey Giveaway at Ascot Branch Library)