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Welcome to GRAB's Web Site!

GRaffiti ABatement Partners, Inc. (GRAB) is a not-for-profit private-public partnership. Community, business and government are working together to eliminate graffiti vandalism in Montgomery County, Maryland, through eradication, education and enforcement strategies. GRAB, established in 1996, is the vision of former Councilmembers Betty Ann Krahnke and Marilyn Praisner.

Graffiti vandalism is a complex behavioral problem that cannot be addressed by “quick fix” legislative initiatives alone. GRAB’s focus is two-fold: remove graffiti immediately and develop long-term strategies to engage both private and public sectors to target youth susceptible to at-risk behaviors.

This web site will help us achieve both efforts. This web site features our activities. As well, it is a forum for us to hear from you. Please notify us when you see graffiti. In your neighborhood or where you shop or do business, if you observe areas that attract graffiti and debris, please tell us about them. We’d like your ideas on how to improve these spaces.

And, we invite your support. GRAB is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Click here if you would like to know more about supporting GRAB.

Together, we can tackle this serious quality of life problem. GRAB is committed to reducing public disorder by keeping public and private spaces free of graffiti and debris. A clean and safe county for residents, businesses and visitors is a win/win.
Thank you.