Gwinnett Re-Entry Intervention Program (GRIP)
In 2011, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta to form the Gwinnett Re-entry Intervention Program (GRIP). This program strives to reduce recidivism by pairing individuals exiting incarceration with community resources to assist them in becoming self-sufficient. GRIP provides them access to resources such as shelter, drug treatment, job skills training, mental health treatment, employment and permanent housing.
The Gwinnett County Jail’s average daily population is approximately 2,100 inmates. Currently, GRIP has the capacity to serve up to 600 inmates a year and utilizes a network of 60+ partner organizations to provide services such as housing, transportation, drug relapse prevention and vocational training. It also provides opportunities for mental health treatment and medical care. In the last 3 years, GRIP has begun providing ad hoc pre-incarceration diversion, community crisis intervention and pre-release services.
The Gwinnett Re-entry Intervention Program Expansion would be a 12-month pilot program to supplement the work already being conducted by GRIP in Re-entry Services and Intervention Services.
Re-entry Services Section is made up of the programs and staff assigned to the Gwinnett County Jail. Their primary objective is to provide assistance to inmates while they are incarcerated and help prepare them to make the transition from the jail, to the community.
Intervention Services Section is made up of the staff and programs assigned to take place outside of the jail and within Gwinnett County. The primary focus of the Intervention Services Section will be to keep individuals from coming to jail or being re-arrested.
GRIP Hotline: 770.619.6900
GRIP Email: firstname.lastname@example.org