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The Collaborative Solutions for Communities established the Gang Intervention Partnership (GIP) in 2003.  GIP was formed as part of the District of Columbia’s US Department of Justice Weed and Seed strategy in partnership with the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department and the US Attorney’s Office of Washington, DC.  The GIP model recognizes trusting relationships are essential to strong families and safe communities.  Based on Boston’s 10 Point Coalition “Boston Miracle”, GIP combines focused street outreach and intelligence gathering, safe and confidential information sharing among systems, intensive family and youth support services, and community based activities to re-establish community norms of peace.

Gang Intervention Partnership

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The 3 Principles

Understanding the Big Picture
Violence is Preventable
Multi-system Partnerships

3 P's More In Depth

1. Violence is Preventable.
2. Understanding The Big Picture leads to identifying the root causes of violence and helps develop strategy to end violence.
3. Multi-system Partnerships are necessary to begin the process of healing, restore broken trusts and sustain peace.

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The 4 Core Components

Focused Outreach
Critical Incident Meeting
Case Management
Cool Down

4 Components More In Depth

1. Focused Outreach - to engage most at-risk young people in positive relationships
2. Critical Incident Meeting - scales the potential retaliatory violence and puts into action the most credible strategy to reduce retaliation
3. Case Management - Intensive family support services for the victims family, friends, and persons considering retaliation
4. Cool Down - Coordination of community-based activities and outreach efforts to restore community norms of peace

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Practice Areas to implement GIP

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Focused Street Outreach
Critical Incident Protocol
Family Group Conferencing

Practice Areas More In Depth

1. Thoughtful use of open-ended, strength based inquiries that stresses whats possible over repetition...
2. Maintaining Professional relationships with youth and connecting them to support systems and resources.
3. A multi-disciplinary team uses sfbt to scale retaliation risk and generates strategy to prevent retaliation.
4. A restorative Practice equips a family with the tools to heal and begin the process to make plans to become safe.

Three Principles

  1. Violence is Preventable.
  2. Understanding The Big Picture leads to identifying the root causes of violence and helps develop strategy to end violence.
  3. Multi-system Partnerships are necessary to begin the process of healing, restore broken trusts and sustain peace.

The GIP Model includes four Core Components

  1. Focused Outreach – consistent street outreach to engage most at-risk young people in positive relationships and direct them to desired resources.
    • CSC Web of Support for individual
  2. Critical Incident Meeting – scales the potential for retaliatory violence and puts into action the most credible strategy to reduce the likelihood of retaliation.
  3. Case Management – intensive family support services for victim, family and friends of victim, and persons considering retaliation.
  4. Cool Down – coordination of community-based activities and outreach efforts to restore community norms of peace.

Practice Areas to Implement GIP

  1. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy / Interviewing Skills
    • Thoughtful use of open-ended, strength based inquiries that stresses what’s possible over repetition of the problems facing an individual, family, community.
  2. National Street Outreach Certification
    • Maintaining professional relationships with youth and connecting them to support systems and resources.
  3. Critical Incident Meeting 
    • A multi-disciplinary team uses Solution-Focused skills to scale retaliation risk and generates strategy to prevent retaliation.
  4. Family Group Conferencing
    • A Restorative Practice equips a family with the tools to heal and begin the process to make plans to become safe

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