About the National Gang Center
The National Gang Center (NGC) is a project jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The NGC program works to further the mission of DOJ by providing national leadership, information, training, and technical assistance that target gangs and street gang members of all ages. Serving researchers, policymakers, and practitioners nationally, NGC activities contribute to reductions in gang-related crime and violence and gang activity by juveniles and adults.
The National Gang Center Advisory Board
The NGC Advisory Board functions as a high-level group to advise and help guide NGC staff in the accomplishment of the center’s objectives. Experts from academic, research, faith-based, and operational settings who have hands-on experience in gang research, prevention, intervention, and suppression compose the board.
Advisory Board Members
Director, Homeboy Industries—Jobs for a Future
Keith G. Burt, Esquire
Deputy District Attorney
San Diego County District Attorney’s Office (Ret.)
C. Ronald Huff, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine and
Professor Emeritus, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University
Sergeant Wesley McBride
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Ret.)
Director, American Probation and Parole Association and
Vice Chair, U.S. Department of Justice’s Global Advisory Committee