About the National Gang Center
The National Gang Center Web site features the latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources to assist in developing and implementing effective community-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. Here you will find an analysis of the findings from nearly 16 years of data collected by the annual National Youth Gang Survey of 2,500 U.S. law enforcement agencies. Visitors can read and download publications related to street gangs. An online form allows communities to request training and technical assistance as they plan and implement anti-gang strategies. Users can register for a variety of anti-gang training courses. The Web site also hosts a database of gang-related state legislation and municipal codes; a list of newspaper articles on nationwide gang activity, updated daily; and GANGINFO, an electronic mailing list for professionals working with gangs. For a list of all resources on this Web site, see Index to Site Content.
Featured Releases & Updates
National Gang Center Quarterly Newsletter
This issue features topics on building credibility in street outreach, gang graffiti resources, a G.R.E.A.T. officer spotlight, Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey, OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model training, and a report titled Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership.
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.
Gang-Related Legislation Update
This resource was updated to include changes made to gang-related legislation in the United States through 2012.
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