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Gangs

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Prevention

Publications & Multimedia

Gangs in Schools
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, April 2019

Reducing Crime Among Youth at Risk for Gang Involvement
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2018

Tailored Functional Family Therapy Program Shows Promise for Reducing Subsequent Criminal Activity in a Population at High Risk for Joining Gangs
National Institute of Justice, November 2018

Reducing Gang Violence: A Randomized Trial of Functional Family Therapy
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2018

A Law Enforcement Official's Guide to the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, March 2017

Evaluation of San Jose's Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, January 2017

Guia sobre las pandillas para los padres (Spanish Version of Parents' Guide to Gangs)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, January 2016

Helping At-Risk Youth Say "No" to Gangs
National Institute of Justice, September 2015

Parents' Guide to Gangs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2015

Related Resources

CrimeSolutions
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. On CrimeSolutions you will find ratings and reviews of specific programs and practices that focus on a variety of justice topics, including gangs.

Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
The G.R.E.A.T. Program, administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems.

National Gang Center
Jointly funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Gang Center disseminates information, knowledge, and outcome‐driven practices that engage and empower those in local communities with chronic and emerging gang problems to create comprehensive solutions to prevent gang violence, reduce gang involvement, and suppress gang‐related crime.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Gangs (Security Threat Groups)
This section of the NIC site provides access to videos, reports, and other materials that focus on gangs, including gangs in correctional settings.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. The Gangs and Gang Crime section of the NIJ site provides access to information and data on gang activity and prevention efforts.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles and strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system's efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Training and Technical Assistance
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to those working to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. A major component of these efforts is the provision of training and technical assistance resources that address the needs of juvenile justice practitioners and support state and local efforts.

Strategic Planning Tool
Developed with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Strategic Planning Tool was developed to assist in assessing a community's gang problem and planning strategies to deal with it. Although originally created for cities participating in the OJJDP Gang Reduction Program, the tool can be used by any community.