The National Gang Center (NGC) contributes to reductions in gang-related crime and violence by providing national leadership; information to policymakers and researchers; and resources, training, and technical assistance to practitioners nationwide. Read more about the National Gang Center.
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National Gang Center Newsletter
This issue features topics on Homeboy Industries, long-term consequences of adolescent gang membership, NGC Web site and resources—Why Youth Join Gangs video and updates to the Gang-Related Legislation page, a YouTube link to “Life Facing Bars: A Gang Prevention Documentary,” and an update from the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model Training that was held on March 4–6, 2014, in Dallas, Texas.
“Street Gang Intelligence Course” Online Training
This online training course is designed to assist law enforcement officers in understanding the steps involved in the intelligence process and applicable standards, suggests possible sources of information, and highlights some of the problems encountered in collecting gang intelligence. This course is restricted to law enforcement personnel.
“Why Youth Join Gangs” Online Video
This video presentation features gang researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in gangs. Learn about research regarding gang joining, as well as firsthand insights into the behaviors and the circumstances that you might observe when interacting with youth who are at high risk of joining a gang.
Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey
This fact sheet discusses trends in gang activity, factors influencing local gang violence, and anti-gang measures.
National Youth Gang Survey Analysis
This resource contains analysis and findings from the ongoing National Youth Gang Surveys. Numerous charts and descriptions are provided as a resource for understanding gang problems.
Street Outreach and the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
This article provides an overview of best practices developed for street outreach in the context of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model.