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Publications & Multimedia

Advancing Knowledge To Reduce Gangs and Gang Violence: Perspectives From Researchers and Practitioners
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2021

Full Scale Response: A Report on the Department's Efforts to Combat MS-13 from 2016-2020
U.S. Department of Justice, October 2020

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

Using Restrictive Housing to Manage Gangs in US Prisons
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2018

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

2015 National Gang Report
National Gang Intelligence Center, February 2017

National Gang Center Outreach Worker Safety Tips
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, September 2016

RISS National Gang Program: Combating Gang Activity Through Secure Communications and Information Sharing
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, September 2015

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA's mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
BJA NTTAC serves as a major source of justice-related training and technical assistance information and resources, and offers specialized assistance on matters affecting the criminal justice field.

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.

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI): Gangs
This section of the FBI site highlights anti-gang efforts and initiatives, including the National Gang Intelligence Center and Transnational Anti-Gang Task Forces.

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.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)
PSN is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful.

Regional Information Sharing Systems: National Gang Program (RISSGang)
RISSGang is a comprehensive gang resource that offers a criminal intelligence database, a website, and informational resources. Available to authorized law enforcement personnel, the RISSGang database provides access to gang information, including suspects, organizations, weapons, photographs, and graffiti.

U.S. Department of Justice: Organized Crime and Gang Section
The Organized Crime and Gang Section pursues a multi-faceted approach to combating all forms of organized crime targets.

Date Modified: June 14, 2021
Date Created: August 14, 2020