The Rampart/Pico Union Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) program of the City of Los Angeles is part of an intensive effort to foster youth development and reduce the influence of street gangs in the lives of our youth.  El Centro Del Pueblo (ECDP) is the lead agency for the Rampart/Pico Union area GRYD program and is currently working with families implementing prevention services. Eligibility for the prevention program is determined through an interview process for youth between the ages of 10 and 15 who are interested in the program or are referred to the program. The youth are then invited to participate in a Youth Services Eligibility Tool (YSET) Interview.

El Centro Del Pueblo has established a multi-ethnic collaborative of grass root agencies in the area of Rampart/Pico Union to provide social services by addressing the cultural sensitivity and language barriers to improve the quality of life for the youth and families. The Rampart/Pico Union -GRYD program works with “at risk” youth by providing:


  • Case Management
  • Family Genograms
  • Family Meetings
  • Home Visits
  • Home Assessments
  • Individual Counseling
  • Recreational Activities

Additionally, a Multidisciplinary Case Planning Committee (MCPC) is comprised of the stakeholders involved with the client and families to discuss and create a case plan with the client. A case plan is then developed where both the parents and the client agree to participate and services are outlined targeting risk factors in the tool (YSET) assessment.  Referrals are made to El Centro Del Pueblo for mental health services on evidence based practices (EBP) therapy that is supported by scientific research.

Community Partners

Rampart/Pico Union-GRYD has partnered up with Korea Youth Community Center (KYCC), Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Charter Schools, and LAPD Rampart Police Division in the area of the Rampart/ Pico Union area.


Ms. Elba M. Salmeron, MSW, ACSW
Program Director

Ms. Aimee Acosta, BS
Case Manager

Ms. Diana Linares, BSW
Case Manager

Ms. Diana Payan, BSW
Case Manager

Mr. Carlos De Santiago, BA
Case Manager

Contact Information

Tel: (213) 484-8511
Fax: (213) 484-8904