November 30, 2013

THE NATIONAL GANG CENTER....This fact sheet discusses trends in gang activity, factors influencing local gang violence, and anti-gang measures.‎ Search About the National Gang Center The National Gang Center Web site features the latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources to assist in developing and implementing effective community-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. Here you will find an analysis of the findings from nearly 16 years of data collected by the annual National Youth Gang Survey of 2,500 U.S. law enforcement agencies. Visitors can read and download publications related to street gangs. An online form allows communities to request training and technical assistance as they plan and implement anti-gang strategies. Users can register for a variety of anti-gang training courses. The Web site also hosts a database of gang-related state legislation and municipal codes; a list of newspaper articles on nationwide gang activity, updated daily; and GANGINFO, an electronic mailing list for professionals working with gangs. For a list of all resources on this Web site, see Index to Site Content. Featured Releases & Updates National Gang Center Quarterly Newsletter Volume 2 Fall 2013 This issue features topics on building credibility in street outreach, gang graffiti resources, a G.R.E.A.T. officer spotlight, Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey, OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model training, and a report titled Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership. NGC-Newsletter-2013-Fall.pdf Previous Issues Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey This fact sheet discusses trends in gang activity, factors influencing local gang violence, and anti-gang measures. Previous Fact Sheets National Youth Gang Survey Analysis This resource contains analysis and findings from the ongoing National Youth Gang Surveys. Numerous charts and descriptions are provided as a resource for understanding gang problems. National Youth Gang Survey Analysis Street Outreach and the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model This article provides an overview of best practices developed for street outreach in the context of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model. Street-Outreach-Comprehensive-Gang-Model.pdf Gang-Related Legislation Update This resource was updated to include changes made to gang-related legislation in the United States through 2012. Compilation of Gang-Related Legislation Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This Web site is funded in whole or in part through grants from the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided). Home Advisory Board FAQ Resources Training and Technical AssistanceBJA Law Enforcement Anti-Gang Training OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model Training Request Training and Technical Assistance Surveys and Analyses Publications Newsletter Related Web Sites Other Training and Conferences Funding Contact Us Send feedback/comments to Privacy Policy Plug-Ins Accessibility U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention