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1 The ETI Gang Intervention Program Oklahoma County Presenter: Myron D. Mayberry, M.Ed. Effective Transitions, Inc. – Oklahoma City, OK

2 General Situation in Oklahoma City: Crime in Oklahoma City by Year Type199920002001200220032004 Murders563845384939 per 100,00011.17.58.97.59.77.7 Rapes398388405445365374 per 100,00078.676.78087.972.173.9 Robberies1,0649901,0901,1691,3811,173 per 100,000210.2195.6215.4231272.9231.8 Assaults2,5532,5352,6432,5622,8472,735 per 100,000504.4500.9522.2506.2562.5540.4 Burglaries8,0387,2808,4058,3148,3008,315 per 100,000158814381661164316401643 Thefts28,41433,01229,77133,68635,36733,444 per 100,000561465225882665669886608 Auto thefts3,6303,6023,5163,7153,9283,835 per 100,000717.2711.7694.7734776.1757.7

3 General Situation Cont.: YearHomicides Drive-By Shootings Juvenile Justice Referrals First Time Referrals Violent Offenses 200157 103 29,861 11,933 2,263 200252-10% 12417% 24,592 10,137 2,023-11.9% 2003555% 1240% 25,077 10,289 2,018-0.2% 200451-8% 19235% 23,630 9,694 1,861-8.4% 20055812% 26026% Average54.6 160.60 25,790 10,513.25 2,041.25

4 What is the ETI Program? In conjunction with the Office of Juvenile Affairs, ETI is developing relationships with various youth agencies, schools, neighborhood associations, and the police department to intervene in gang membership and delinquent activity for young people in six targeted neighborhoods in Oklahoma City.

5 Project Partners The Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs The City of Oklahoma City Police Department The Oklahoma Department of Human Services The Oklahoma City Public Schools District Esperanza del Pueblo Local and State Elected Officials Area Neighborhood Associations The Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau The Oklahoma County District Attorney Private foundations

6 The goal of The Gang Intervention Program is to reduce the likelihood of continued gang involvement by our targeted clients by providing individualized, quality services that improve the mental, social, and emotional status of the client, as well as enhances their coping skills. The Gang Intervention Program provides intensive Gang awareness and deterrence program for gang- involved youth ages 10-18 years old and their families. Program Goal:

7 ETIs Annual Goals: GOAL ONE: Reduce the numbers of gang-involved Youthful Offenders involved in the Office of Juvenile Affairs that re-offend. Objective One: Engage 25 Youthful Offenders in individualized gang suppression activities each 12 month time period. GOAL TWO: Reduce the numbers of gang-involved First and Second Time Offenders involved in the Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau that re-offend. Objective One: Engage 75 gang-involved First and Second Time Offenders in individualized gang suppression activities each 12 month time period.

8 ETIs Annual Goals: GOAL THREE: Reduce the numbers of at-risk for gang-involvement youth in schools and the community that join gangs and potentially get involved into the juvenile justice system. Objective One: Engage 75 at-risk for gang-involvement youth in individualized gang suppression activities each 12 month time period. GOAL FOUR: Increase the communitys awareness of gang issues and the appropriate strategies for eliminating gang activity and juvenile delinquency. Objective One: Engage and train 30 parents residing in identified target zones of high gang activity and juvenile delinquency each 12 month time period. Objective Two: Engage and train 40 teachers working in schools in identified target zones of high gang activity and juvenile delinquency each 12 month time period. Objective Three: Engage and train 30 community members residing in identified target zones of high gang activity and juvenile delinquency each 12 month time period.

9 Gang Intervention Services Provided by ETI: Gang re-socialization seminars Substance abuse education/treatment Court advocacy Job coaching and placement assistance Services in Spanish Mentoring Literacy enhancement Mental health treatment

10 ETI receives referrals from area schools, the Juvenile Bureau, the Office of Juvenile Affairs, law enforcement, parents, and other gang- involved youth! Assessment and Service Development: ETI meets with the client and their family to develop an individual program of services based on their initial referral. The comprehensive, data-driven assessment of the gang problem: Identifies the most serious and prevalent gang-related problems. Determines factors contributing to gang problems. Identifies and implements activities for intervention and prevention efforts. Identifies organizational or systems issues that must be addressed in order to have a long-term effect on the problem. Intake and Assessment:

11 Client Monitoring: ETI communicates with each of its clients daily. We personally visit with each client at least once a week for home visits and service provision. Employment Assistance: ETI provides the Getting-In and Staying in a Job Workforce Development program to all clients that are in need of employment. We address job-search techniques, completing applications, interview skills, etc. Educational Assistance: ETI facilitates the clients enrollment in an educational program and provides support to the youth as they work to complete their educational requirements. Additionally, ETI offers tutoring support to clients in an effort to improve academic standing of our clients. Anti-Gang Education Sessions: ETI provides a wide variety of gang intervention services including office-based and school-based services. ETI utilizes a 12- week curriculum that provides the client social skills training, problem solving skills, gang intervention strategies, and other pertinent topics. Additionally, each client works with a mentor in an effort to provide positive modeling. Program Services:

12 Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery process and support network inextricably linked together. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA. These principles are the core of the Narcotics Anonymous recovery program. Principles incorporated within the steps include: –admitting there is a problem; –seeking help; –engaging in a thorough self-examination; –confidential self-disclosure; –making amends for harm done; and –helping other drug addicts who want to recover. Program Services Cont.:

13 Family Counseling: Face-to-face interaction between a clinician and family is provided to facilitate emotional, psychological, and behavioral changes and promote successful communication and understanding. Family counseling is provided for the benefit of the identified client, and is specified as a component on the clients treatment plan. Family counseling is provided by a Mental Health Professional as designated in standards set by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Family Intervention Services: ETI utilizes a modified version of the Strengthening Families Program which is a parent, youth and family skills-building curriculum designed to: –Prevent Gang activity –Prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems –Strengthen parenting skills –Build family strengths Program Services Cont.:

14 ETIs Current Client Base:

15 Program Numbers Cont.

16 The Future… "The chief problem in any community cursed with crime is not the punishment of the criminals, but the preventing of the young from being trained to crime." W.E.B. Dubois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

17 For Information, contact: Effective Transitions, Incorporated www.etiok.com myron@etiok.com 245-A West Wilshire Oklahoma City, OK 73116 (405) 286-3900 Fax (405) 286-3911


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