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Title: Youth Gang Programs and Strategies
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Author(s): James C. Howell
Corporate Author: National Youth Gang Ctr
c/o Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR)
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2000
Page Count: 86
  Series: OJJDP Youth Gang Series
  Annotation: This document describes youth gang programs and strategies.
Abstract: The document describes programs and strategies in seven sections: Prevention Programs, Intervention Programs, Suppression Programs, Strategies Using Multiple Techniques, Multiagency Initiatives, Comprehensive Approaches to Gang Problems, and Legislation. In addition, it assesses youth gang programs and examines stereotypes versus modern youth gangs. The report recommends 12 principles for effective youth gang programs and strategies. It concludes that, despite recent progress in preventing involvement in gangs during childhood and adolescence and in reducing serious and violent gang crime, the complexity of the youth gang problem defies an easy solution or single strategy. The most effective program model will likely prove to be a combination of prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies integrated in a collaborative approach, supported by a management information system, and validated by rigorous evaluation. It suggests that State and local governments systematically examine their youth gang programs to determine what is or is not effective, data that will benefit communities across the Nation. Tables, notes, figures, references, resources, index
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Laws and Statutes ; Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; Crime prevention measures ; Community crime prevention programs ; Intervention ; Gangs ; Crime prevention planning ; Violence prevention ; Gang Prevention
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-JD-MU-K001
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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