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Jeopardy Program

gang prevention and intervention

The Jeopardy Program is a gang prevention/intervention program for boys and girls ages 8 through 17 and their parents. Jeopardy combines the strength of the community, neighborhood schools and the police department to effect positive, lifelong attitudinal changes in the young people so as to have a positive impact on the community.

Jeopardy targets "at risk" children, offering a variety of educational and physical projects, from tutoring to martial arts. The goals of the Jeopardy Program are:

  • Decrease truancy
  • Improve grades
  • Increase graduation rates
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Decrease the risk of gang involvement
  • Improve conflict resolution and other life-affirming skills
  • Improve and demonstrate goal-setting skills
  • Improve reading and writing
  • Decrease violent and other inappropriate behavior

The Jeopardy Program Works by:

  1. Identifying the children that need help
  2. Notifying their parents and holding a family interview
  3. Referring families to local community counseling agencies
  4. Holding monthly family seminars
  5. Offering alternative activities to be selected by each child
  6. Monitoring the children monthly for at least one year

How You Can Become Involved

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Jeopardy Program is dedicated to helping children avoid a life of crime and gangs. As a community, we must realize that the continually growing gang problem is not going to disappear on its own. The children of our community need to know that there are alternatives to gangs; places where they can belong, meet new friends, feel safe and develop physically and mentally. These young people need to know that there are concerned adults who will care about them now and in the future. Here are some things that you can do to help:

  • Volunteer your time as a tutor, sports coach, fund-raiser or class instructor (computers, crafts, photography, etc.)
  • Donate equipment such as tables, chairs, chalkboards, art supplies, books, sports equipment, computers, printers, video games, televisions, pens and pencils, notebooks, paper, board games and puzzles
  • Offer a job to a young man or woman involved in the Jeopardy program
  • Contribute funding to be used to further the solid and effective work of the Jeopardy Program

For more information about the Jeopardy Program in your neighborhood, call the number corresponding to your community below. If you don’t know which community your neighborhood is in, go to the Community Map page.

77th Street Jeopardy Program

Officer Bonita Williams

213-485-4285

Central Jeopardy Program

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Devonshire Jeopardy Program:

Officer John Harding

818-756-8270

Foothill Jeopardy Program:

Officer Jose Herrera

818-837-1167

Harbor Jeopardy Program:

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Hollenbeck Jeopardy Program:

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Hollywood Jeopardy Program:

Mission Jeopardy Program:

 

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Officer Victor Rios


N/A

818-838-9855


Newton Street Jeopardy Program:

Northeast Jeopardy Program:

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North Hollywood Jeopardy Program:

Officer Robert Munoz

Officer Anna Shahnazarian

818-623-4001

Pacific Jeopardy Program:

Officer Lisa Gropp

310-202-2890

Rampart Jeopardy Program:

N/A

N/A

Southeast Jeopardy Program:

Officer Lucia McKenzie

213-972-7964

Southwest Jeopardy Program:

Topanga Jeopardy Program

Officer Deryl Jackson

Officer Melissa Olsen

213-487-5800

818-756-3180

Van Nuys Jeopardy Program:


Officer Brenda Salazar
Officer Efrein Zepeda

818-374-9404

West Los Angeles Jeopardy Program:

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West Valley Jeopardy Program:

 

Wilshire Jeopardy Program:         

Officer Michael Noji

Officer Jamie Reyes

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818-374-7684

 

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