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NCJ Number: 207948 Find in a Library
Title: Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force, Final Report September 2004
Corporate Author: Montgomery Cty Office of the Cty Executive
United States of America

Prince George's Cty Office of the Cty Executive
United States of America
Date Published: September 2004
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: Montgomery Cty Office of the Cty Executive
Rockville, MD 20850
Prince George's Cty Office of the Cty Executive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Sale Source: Montgomery Cty Office of the Cty Executive
101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
United States of America

Prince George's Cty Office of the Cty Executive
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force, representing Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, MD.
Abstract: The Joint County Gang Prevention Task Force was created to address the growing gang activity that spans jurisdictions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. The gang problem in this region is described, with approximately 3,600 gang members of 9 major active gangs and more than 100 crews, gangs, and cliques active in the greater Washington Metropolitan region. In recent years, gang activity has spanned several jurisdictions, most notably, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, prompting the call for cross-jurisdictional cooperation in addressing the increasing gang problem. The structure and operation of the Joint Task Force is described, followed by a review of the work conducted by the three main Task Force Subcommittees: Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression. The specific charges to each subcommittee are reviewed followed by their key recommendations, which include guiding principles, general recommendations, and specific recommendations for intervention, prevention, and gang suppression. The principles that serve as a foundation for the recommendations include: (1) by addressing the gang involvement problem, communities can also address related issues faced by youth and their families; (2) all prevention, intervention, and suppression programs must be culturally sensitive and reflect the diversity of the community they serve; and (3) all programs must also be evidence-based and include evaluation processes. Appendixes, maps, references
Main Term(s): Gang Prevention
Index Term(s): Maryland; Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces
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