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  1. Prevention Program: Chicas In the Varrio Alex Price PPS 6010 3/3/2011

  2. SAN CLEMENTE VARRIO CHICO • Other names- SCVC, VCSC, VCSCX3 • Rival gang- San Juan Capistrano Varrio Viejo (SJC, SJCX3) • Started as a Latino car club in the early 1960’s • Rivalry started over a girlfriend

  3. Injunction-Junction What’s Your Function? • In 2008, a Superior Court judge approved an injunction making it illegal for 226 alleged members of the gangs to associate in certain areas of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. • Do not associate with known gang members • Do not intimidate/fight • Do not block free passage • Do not show gang hand signs • Do not dress in gang attire • Stay away from burglary tools • Obey curfew

  4. Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (GRIP) • Administered through the Orange County District Attorney’s office • comprised of Sheriff’s personnel, school officials, and other agencies • The focus of GRIP is to • Prevent truancyand curfew violations • Address gang issues with students and parents • Provide mentorships • Educate school faculty

  5. Who is really to blame for all of this??????????????????????

  6. Women

  7. Chicas in the Varrio (CV) Program • Afterschool program for young girls aged 12-18 years old • Available at all middle schools and high schools in the San Juan Capistrano/San Clemente area • Meet twice a week from 3:00pm until 5:00pm • Targets Hispanic girls

  8. Chicas in the Varrio (CV) Program • Provide role-models- Teachers, members of the community, etc. • Focus on empowerment- Girls have more power than they think • Focus on family involvement/participation • Assist with academics • Discuss issues of sex and pregnancy • Discuss issues of abuse • Assist with employment acquisition • Create strong friendships

  9. As a school psychologist… • Decrease in gang activity on school grounds • Increased academic performance • Increased self esteem • Stronger families and communities • Break the vicious cycle

  10. References • http://sanclementetimes.com/view/full_story/6696068/article-War-on-Gangs • http://articles.latimes.com/2007/nov/17/local/me-sanjuan17 • http://orangecountyda.com/docs/san_clemente_permanent_order.pdf • http://sanclementetimes.com/view/full_story/6697594/article-Report-on-Gang-Intervention • http://san-clemente.org/sc/Services/PubSafety/Police/2009SCAnnualReport.pdf • http://sanclementetimes.com/view/full_story/6696166/article-A-Dozen-Gang-Arrests-in-San-Clemente