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NCJ Number: 148834 Find in a Library
Title: California Gang Violence Suppression Program: Program Guidelines Single Component Model
Corporate Author: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sale Source: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
1130 K Street
Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: California's Gang Violence Suppression (GVS) Program is intended to help local communities deal more effectively with youth gang violence and the increasing exposure of youth to illegal drugs, and the GVS single component program model is described.
Abstract: The program provides 1-year grant funding to law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations for projects designed to prevent and reduce gang-related violence. The goal of the single component model of the GVS Program is to reduce gang activity by providing gang- involved and at-risk youth with positive emotional reinforcement, adult supervision, and guidance and accountability. The model focuses project design and program objectives on prevention efforts; services must be proactive rather than reactive. In addition, the model assumes that gang and drug-related problems can be prevented by enhancing individual strengths through counseling services, conflict resolution training, mentoring programs, and vocational training and job placement. Administrative requirements associated with GVS-funded projects are identified. Provisions of California's Penal Code that apply to GVS and gang definitions are appended.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): California; Crime prevention measures; Drug prevention programs; Gang Prevention; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Police; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
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