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NCJ Number: 148202 Find in a Library
Title: Gang Suppression and Intervention: Community Models, Research Summary
Author(s): I Spergel; R Chance; K Ehrensaft; T Regulus; C Kane; R Laseter; A Alexander; S Oh
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
School of Social Service Admin
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
Unite
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
Grant Number: 90-JD-CX-K001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet presents a prototype for the design and mobilization of community efforts to counter youth gangs through efforts by police, prosecutors, judges, probation and parole officers, corrections officers, schools, employers, community- based agencies, and a range of grassroots organizations.
Abstract: The proposed general and specific models for youth gang suppression and intervention assume that the gang problem and related criminal behavior stem from two interacting conditions: poverty and social disorganization. Other significant or contributing factors include institutional racism, cultural misadaptation, deficiencies in social policy, and the availability of criminal opportunities. Certain action areas must be addressed in implementing the operational strategies of community mobilization, provision of opportunities, social intervention, suppression, and organizational change and development. These areas are problem assessment, development of youth gang policy, managing the collaborative process, creation of program goals and objectives, programming, coordination and community participation, youth accountability, staffing, training, research evaluation, and funding priorities. Following a description of the tasks of community mobilization, roles in youth gang suppression and intervention are described for the police, prosecution, courts, probation, corrections, parole, schools, youth employment, a community-based youth agency, and grassroots organizations.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Gang Prevention
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