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Youth Violence

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Publications and Multimedia

Live Fast, Die Young: Anticipated Early Death and Adolescent Violence and Gang Involvement
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2016

National Youth Violence Prevention Update: 2010-2016
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2016

Combatting Youth Violence in American Cities: Programs and Partnerships in 30 Cities
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2016

Durable Collaborations: The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2016

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

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

A Parent's Quick Reference Card: Recognizing and Preventing Gang Membership
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2015

Related Resources

CrimeSolutions
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions is relevant program and topical information pertaining to youth gang violence.

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
The G.R.E.A.T. program provides classroom instruction for school-aged children and a wide range of community-based activities that result in the necessary life skills and a sense of competency, usefulness, and personal empowerment that are needed to avoid involvement in youth violence and criminal activity.

National Gang Center
A collaborative effort between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the NGC 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 Public Safety Partnership (PSP)
Coordinated by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, PSP provides a framework for enhancing federal support of law enforcement officials and prosecutors as they aggressively investigate and pursue violent criminals—specifically those involved in gun crime, drug trafficking and gang violence.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Model Programs Guide (MPG)
MPG contains information about evidence-based juvenile justice and youth prevention, intervention, and reentry programs. See the Gang Prevention page for access to information about rated programs.

Special Feature: Gangs
This Special Feature contains federal and federally-sponsored resources related to the prevalence and prevention of gang involvement and response to gang-related criminal activities.