This section provides examples of State and local programs and initiatives available online.
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 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), 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.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention (OJJDP) Gang Reduction Program
The Gang Reduction Program is designed to reduce gang activity in targeted neighborhoods by incorporating a broad spectrum of research-based interventions to address the range of personal, family, and community factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency and gang activity. The program integrates local, state, and federal resources to incorporate state-of-the-art practices in prevention, intervention, and suppression in program activities and resources to enhance prosocial influences in the community.
Regional Information Sharing Systems: National Gang Program (RISSGang)
RISSGang is a comprehensive gang resource that offers a criminal intelligence database, a website, informational resources, and a secure bulletin board. The RISSGang database provides access to gang information, including suspects, organizations, weapons, photographs, and graffiti. RISSGang contains thousands of database records. This database is available to all authorized law enforcement personnel.