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National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention
Established in 2010, the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is a network of communities and federal agencies that work together, share information and build local capacity to prevent and reduce youth and gang violence.

Publications

Changing Course: Keeping Kids Out of Gangs
National Institute of Justice, December 2013

Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership
National Institute of Justice, September 2013

Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, September 2013

Process and Outcome Evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. Program
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2013

Street Outreach and the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
Bureau of Justice Assistance- and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2012

Non-Criminal Consequences of Gang Membership: Impacts on Education and Employment in the Life-Course
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, May 2012

Preventing Kids From Gang-Joining: Collaboration Matters - Interview with Tom Simon
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

Responding to Gangs in the School Setting
National Gang Center Bulletin, November 2010

Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2010

Highlights of the 2008 National Youth Gang Survey
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, March 2010

Civil Gang Injunctions: A Guide for Prosecutors
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2009

Combating Gangs: Better Coordination and Performance Measurement Would Help Clarify Roles of Federal Agencies and Strengthen Assessment of Efforts
Government Accountability Office, July 2009

Gang Prosecution Manual
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2009

OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model: A Guide to Assessing Your Community's Youth Gang Problem
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, May 2009

Community Collaboratives Addressing Youth Gangs: Interim Findings From the Gang Reduction Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, May 2008

A Parent's Quick Reference Card: Recognizing and Preventing Gang Membership
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2007

L.A.'s Homeboy Industries Intervenes With Gang-Involved Youth
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, July 2006

National Youth Gang Survey: 1999-2001
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, July 2006

Parents' Guide to Gangs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2006

Evaluation of the Tucson Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Program
Office of Juvenilie Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, October 2004

Youth Gangs in Rural America
National Institute of Justice, July 2004

Evaluating G.R.E.A.T.: A School-Based Gang Prevention Program
National Institute of Justice, June 2004

Evaluation of the San Antonio Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2004

Youth Gangs in Indian Country
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, March 2004

Evaluation of the Riverside Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, October 2003

Responding to Gangs: Evaluation and Research
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2002

Modern-Day Youth Gangs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June 2002

National Evaluation of the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2001

Youth Gang Homicides in the 1990's
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, March 2001

Preventing Adolescent Gang Involvement
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, September 2000

Youth Gang Programs and Strategies
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 2000

Youth Gangs in Schools
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 2000

The Youth Gangs, Drugs, and Violence Connection
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, January 1999

Related Resources

CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is relevant program and topical information pertaining to youth gang violence.

Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative
This Initiative seeks to prioritize prevention programs in order to provide America's youth and offenders returning to the community with opportunities that help them resist gang involvement and to ensure robust enforcement policies when gang-related violence does occur.

Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
The G.R.E.A.T. program provides classroom instruction for school-aged children and a wide range of community-based activities that result in the necessary life skills and a sense of competency, usefulness, and personal empowerment that are needed to avoid involvement in youth violence and criminal activity.

In the Spotlight: Gangs
This NCJRS resource provides a comprehensive compilation of information on gangs, including publications, statistics, legislation, programs, and other resources.

National Gang Center (NGC)
The NGC is a collaborative effort between the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This partnership recognizes that street gang activities transcend ages of the members and that we must consider strategies ranging from prevention through intervention, suppression, and aftercare to combat them.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP's 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.

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