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NCJ Number: 227752 Find in a Library
Title: Prosecutor's Comprehensive Gang Response Model
Author(s): David R. Troutman; M. Elaine Nugent-Borakove; Steven Jansen
Corporate Author: National District Attorneys Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: November 2008
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National District Attorneys Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Grant Number: 2006-DD-BXK-272
Sale Source: National District Attorneys Assoc
American Prosecutors Research Institute
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph is intended to provide prosecutors with the knowledge needed to assist in the development and implementation of a comprehensive gang response model.
Abstract: Historically, prosecutors and legislators have responded to the increasing gang problem through intervention programs and suppression initiatives. Today, prosecutors have become more proactive and play an integral role in a variety of prevention and intervention efforts. With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National District Attorneys Association’s American Prosecutors Research Institute initiated an effort to help prosecutors formulate a comprehensive response to gang problems in their communities. The Comprehensive Gang Response Model presented in this monograph is designed to help prosecutors and allied professionals design and implement gang initiatives that focus on specific needs of individual jurisdictions. The model consists of seven major components: assessment, mechanisms for action, organizational change, collaboration, community outreach, multidisciplinary interactive programming, and evaluation. Use of these major components discussed in this monograph will empower prosecutors to effectively respond to gang-related activities in their jurisdictions and produce safer communities.
Main Term(s): Gang Prevention
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Community crime prevention programs; Crime prevention measures; Gang violence; Gangs; Prosecutors
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