GRASP (Gang Rescue and Support Project) is a peer-run, intervention program that works with youth who are at-risk of gang involvement or are presently active in gangs, helps families of gang victims, and serves as a youth advocate. And, it works so well because it is run by ex-gang members who broke free of the gang life-style and turned their lives around. The staff understand how difficult it is to make this transition and the challenges confronting youth who do it. Established in 1991 after a tragic ‘drive-by’ shooting death of a teen, GRASP has evolved into a highly respected and successful program of Metro Denver Partners, a non-profit organization, that for over 40 years has helped kids to better futures through one-on-one mentoring


• Thursday Night Support Circle 
• School Base Groups El Joven Noble
• GRID-Denver Outreach
• AGRIP - Aurora Outreach 
• AIM Outreach  Denver Health 
Targeted Presentations/Training
• Tattoo Removal
• Barrio Unity Mural Project

Anyone who wants help getting out of a gang, or wants to avoid joining a gang, is encouraged to attend meetings. In addition, referrals are accepted from Juvenile Justice, schools, family, friends, public defenders, and other community-based agencies. There is no fee. The general referral criteria is:

• Male/female youth, ages 14-24
• Gang-involved (ranked in or associated with gang members, and/or family history of gang involvement)
• Substance abuse issues
• History of Juvenile Justice involvement
• Family dysfunction or family involvement in any of the above

If you know a kid who’s ready to
get out of a gang call 303-777-3117
and we’ll tell you about GRASP.