Special Feature: Gangs - Prevention

Publications & Multimedia

A Law Enforcement Official's Guide to the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, March 2017
Evaluation of San Jose's Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, February 2017
Guia sobre las pandillas para los padres (Parents' Guide to Gangs)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, January 2016
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
Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gang Prevention
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, April 2014
Changing Course: Keeping Kids Out of Gangs
National Institute of Justice, December 2013
Process and Outcome Evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. Program
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2013
Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership
National Institute of Justice, September 2013
Getting Out of Gangs, Staying Out of Gangs: Gang intervention and Desistence Strategies
Bureau of Justice Assistance- and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, January 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- and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2012
Diminishing Resources & Gang Prevention – Interview with Mario Maciel video icon
National Institute of Justice, June 2011
Preventing Kids From Gang-Joining: Collaboration Matters - Interview with Tom Simon video icon
National Institute of Justice, June 2011
Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2010
Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2010
Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2010
Gang Membership Prevention - Panel at the 2010 NIJ Conference audio icon
National Institute of Justice, June 2010

For additional resources on this topic, see the Gang Crime and Juvenile Justice > Gangs sections of our site and conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database/Virtual Library.

Related Resources

CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. On CrimeSolutions.gov you will find ratings and reviews of specific programs and practices that focus on a variety of justice topics, including gangs.
Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
The G.R.E.A.T. Program, administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems.
National Gang Center
Jointly funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Gang Center disseminates information, knowledge, and outcome‐driven practices that engage and empower those in local communities with chronic and emerging gang problems to create comprehensive solutions to prevent gang violence, reduce gang involvement, and suppress gang‐related crime.
National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Gangs (Security Threat Groups)
This section of the NIC site provides access to videos, reports, and other materials that focus on gangs, including gangs in correctional settings.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. The Gangs and Gang Crime section of the NIJ site provides access to information and data on gang activity and prevention efforts.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles and strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system's efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP): Training and Technical Assistance
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to those working to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. A major component of these efforts is the provision of training and technical assistance resources that address the needs of juvenile justice practitioners and support state and local efforts.
Strategic Planning Tool
Developed with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Strategic Planning Tool was developed to assist in assessing a community's gang problem and planning strategies to deal with it. Although originally created for cities participating in the OJJDP Gang Reduction Program, the tool can be used by any community.

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