Special Feature: Celebrate Safe Communities - Neighborhoods and Communities

This page contains federal or federally-sponsored materials from the past ten years as well as related sites and resources that focus on the following areas:

Gangs - Publications

Parents' Guide to Gangs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2015
Helping At-Risk Youth Say "No" to Gangs
National Institute of Justice, May 2015
Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2014
Gang Members in Small-town and Rural Communities
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, February 2014
2013 National Gang Report
National Gang Intelligence Center, 2014
Changing Course: Keeping Kids Out of Gangs
National Institute of Justice, December 2013
Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership
National Institute of Justice, September 2013
Assessment of the Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative: Final Project Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2012
Street Outreach and the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2012
Responding to Gangs in the School Setting
Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, November 2010
Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model, Second Edition
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2010
A Parent's Quick Reference Card: Recognizing and Preventing Gang Involvement
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2007
Solutions to Address Gang Crime: A Resource CD-ROM for Law Enforcement
Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, April 2006

Gangs - Related Resources

CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Visit the Gangs section of the site for program, practice, and topical information related to gangs.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP): Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Initiative
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the IACP PSN Initiative works to improve law enforcement's capacity to interdict firearms trafficking and disrupt gang activity through the development of strategies and policies and delivery of trainings.
National Gang Center (NGC)
NGC is a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The NGC website links to the latest information on anti-gang programs and links to a wide range of resources.
Violence Reduction Network (VRN)
The VRN is a data-driven, evidence-based initiative designed to support and enhance local violence reduction efforts, complementing the Department of Justice's Smart on Crime initiative.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the Crime: Gang Crime and Juvenile Justice: Gangs sections of our site for additional publications and resources on this topic.

Neighborhood Watch and Safety - Publications

Collective Efficacy: Taking Action to Improve Neighborhoods
National Institute of Justice, May 2016
Looking for the Link: The Impact of Foreclosures on Neighborhood Crime Rates
National Institute of Justice, November 2015
Foreclosures and Crime: A Space-Time Analysis
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2014
Impact of Foreclosures on Neighborhood Crime
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2014
Data-Driven Crime Prevention: New Tools for Community Involvement and Crime Control
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2013
Does Neighborhood Watch Reduce Crime?
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, April 2013
Neighborhood Watch Manual
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2010
Watch Out, Help Out Your Community: Neighborhood Watch Resources for Native American Communities
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2010
Neighborhood Watch: An Implementation Manual for Citizens and Law Enforcement
National Sheriff's Association, May 2009
Social Norms Approach to Community-Based Crime Prevention: Implicit and Explicit Messages on Neighborhood Watch Signs
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2009
Improving Street Lighting to Reduce Crime in Residential Areas
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, March 2009
Bicycle Theft
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2008

Neighborhood Watch and Safety - Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
The mission of BJA is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies.
Neighborhood Safety Network (NSN): Safety Tool Kit
The NSN Safety Tool Kit was created by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to help keep people safe in and around their homes.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)
PSN is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs that target gun crime and providing those programs with additional tools needed for success.
National Neighborhood Watch
National Neighborhood Watch was begun in 1972 with funding in part by the National Sheriffs' Association, through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The National Neighborhood Watch program empowers citizens to become active in community efforts through participation in Neighborhood Watch groups.
Violence Reduction Network (VRN)
The VRN is a data-driven, evidence-based initiative designed to support and enhance local violence reduction efforts, complementing the Department of Justice's Smart on Crime initiative.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database for additional publications and resources on this topic.

Sex Offenders in the Community - Publications

National Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Implementation Inventory, Preliminary Results
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2016
Adult Sex Offender Management
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, July 2015
Evaluation of Sex Offender Residency Restrictions in Michigan and Missouri
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2013
Sex Offenders Monitored by GPS Found to Commit Fewer Crimes
National Institute of Justice, February 2013
Sex Offender Registration and Notification: Limited Effects in New Jersey
National Institute of Justice, April 2009
Strategically Monitoring Sex Offenders: Assessing Community Corrections' Resources to Enhance Law Enforcement Capabilities
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2008
Unintended Consequences of Sex Offender Residency Laws: Can GIS Mapping Help?
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2008
Sex Offender Residency Restrictions: How Mapping Can Inform Policy
National Institute of Justice, July 2008
Managing Sex Offenders: Citizens Supporting Law Enforcement
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2007

Sex Offenders - Related Resources

Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
CSOM is an Office of Justice Programs (OJP) project that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders under community supervision.
National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Educating the Community About Sexual Assault and the Management of Sex Offenders in the Community
This NIC-sponsored training curriculum is designed to educate communities about sex offenders and sex offender management programs.
National Sex Offender Public Website
This website allows access to public information regarding the presence or location of offenders, who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually-violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors.
Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART) Office
The mission of the SMART Office is to protect the public by supporting the national implementation of a comprehensive sex offender registration and notification system.
Sex Offenders Special Feature
This NCJRS Special Feature contains publications and links to materials and websites related to offender registration, community notification, offender supervision and management, as well as offender treatment and recidivism.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the Justice System: Sex Offender Registries section of our site for additional publications and resources on this topic.

Additional Resources - Publications

How Community Advisory Boards Can Assist the Work of the Justice System
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 2014
Healthy Communities May Make Safe Communities: Public Health Approaches to Violence Prevention
National Institute of Justice, March 2014
SMART Approaches to Reducing Gun Violence
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 2014
Building Neighborhood Capacity Program (BNCP) Fact Sheet
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, February 2014
Identifying Risky Places for Crime: An Analysis of the Criminogenic Spatiotemporal Influences of Landscape Features On Street Robberies
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2014
Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence: An Evaluation of Crown Heights Save Our Streets, a Replication of the Cure Violence Model
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2013
Using Civil Actions Against Property to Control Crime Problems
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 2013
Seeding Change: How Small Projects Can Improve Community Health and Safety
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, April 2013
Policymaker's Guide to Building Our Way Out of Crime: The Transformative Power of Police-Community Developer Partnership
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2009
Project Safe Neighborhoods - A National Program to Reduce Gun Crime: Final Project Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, February 2009

Additional Resources - Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
The mission of BJA is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities.
Citizen Corps
Citizen Corps is a nationwide program that promotes volunteer activities that support community safety and homeland security. Citizen Corps programs and partners build on the successful efforts that are in place in many communities across the United States to prevent crime and respond to emergencies.
CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program, practice, and topical information related to Crime & Crime Prevention.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP): Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Initiative
With support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the IACP PSN Initiative works to improve law enforcement's capacity to interdict firearms trafficking and disrupt gang activity through the development of strategies and policies and delivery of trainings.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Crimes and Prevention
This section of the NIJ site provides information about and access to research related to crime prevention efforts.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)
PSN is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs that target gun crime and providing those programs with additional tools needed for success.
Safety and Preparedness Special Feature
This NCJRS Special Feature provides concerned citizens, service providers, allied professionals, and military families with information on citizen preparedness, including publications and related resources on citizen preparedness in the community.
Violence Reduction Network (VRN)
The VRN is a data-driven, evidence-based initiative designed to support and enhance local violence reduction efforts, complementing the Department of Justice's Smart on Crime initiative.

Search the NCJRS Abstracts Database and visit the Crime Prevention: Community Responses section of our site for additional publications and resources on this topic.

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