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NCJ Number: 164937 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Gangs in America: An Overview of Suppression, Intervention, and Prevention Programs
Series: OJJDP Teleconference Videotapes
Corporate Author: Grove/Haack and Associates
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Grove/Haack and Associates
Fort Lauderdale, FL
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 95-JN-MU-0001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML (Broadcast Overview)|Text (Participant Packet)
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This videotape presents a March 1997 satellite teleconference sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and focusing on juvenile gangs and gang suppression, intervention, and prevention programs.
Abstract: The conference was designed to share promising program strategies related to gangs, promote the gang-related initiatives of OJJDP, and provide viewers the opportunity to interact with experts and local project directors. Program panelists included the OJJDP administrator, law enforcement officials, representatives of the Boys and Girls Club of America, the director of a community-wide approach to gang prevention, and the director of the National Youth Gang Center of the Institute for Governmental Research. They discussed gang issues and responded to questions and comments from callers. An overview noted the increase and spread of gangs and the relationship between youth gangs, violence, and criminal activity. Research and development sponsored by OJJDP has suggested the need for the following coordinated strategies: community mobilization, social and economic opportunities, social intervention, gang suppression, and organization development. The videotape presented three promising programs: Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) in Phoenix, the Comin' Up Program sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in Fort Worth, Tex., and the Little Village Gang Violence Reduction Project in Chicago. Agenda, evaluation form, and list of 16 resource materials available from the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse and other sources
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Gang Prevention; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Life skills training; Youth development
Note: 150 minutes, VHS, color; Kit includes videotape and 17-page participant guide
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