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NCJ Number: 149211 Find in a Library
Title: Coordination of Local Anti-Gang Efforts
Corporate Author: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
Sacramento, CA 95814
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

California Office of Criminal Justice Planning
1130 K Street
Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document outlines the steps for establishing a local coordinating committee to guide local efforts that facilitate the suppression, intervention, and prevention of gangs.
Abstract: The first step in suppressing and eliminating the growth of gangs is the coordination of local law enforcement, prosecution, probation, community-based organization, education, private sector, and the media. An Anti-Gang Coordinating Committee should be established as the central organizing body that formulates gang policy for gang-affected areas. It will identify local gang problems, formulate and describe goals and objectives to address the identified local gang problems, and identify resources that can be used to meet the described goals and objectives. It will also provide information, antigang strategies, resource allocation recommendations, and references for governmental and community agencies involved in antigang community efforts. Further, it will develop and promulgate methods to evaluate the progress of the described goals. This report outlines five steps for the coordination of local antigang efforts. They are the creation of a coordinating committee, appointing a chairperson, delegating an individual to take minutes of the meeting, networking with other coordinating committees, and establishing a database.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): California; Community crime prevention programs; Gang Prevention; Organization development
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