The National Gang Center (NGC) Newsletter is an educational and informational tool for those engaged in efforts to reduce gang involvement and crime in communities.
This publication aims to educate and inform practitioners, researchers, law enforcement, and others with a shared interest in gangs on current trends such as injunctions, significant
court decisions, emerging gangs, gang trainings, and strategies being used in communities to deal with gangs.
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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.
This issue features topics on probation and parole perspectives on gang member reentry, collaboration and information sharing for juvenile justice,
OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model training details, and resources offered by OJJDP and BJA.
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.
This issue features topics on talking to youth about gangs; getting out of and staying out of gangs; and NGC trainer Bruce Ferrell,
as well as information on NGC’s updated gang-related legislation page.
This issue features topics on the Cure Violence (formerly known as CeaseFire) program;
Operation Hardcore, a specialized prosecution unit devoted to violent gang crimes;
Street Outreach and the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model;
and the Massachusetts Shannon Community Safety Initiative,
as well as a report titled Gang Homicides From Five U.S. Cities.
This issue features topics on challenges schools face when dealing with anti-gang policies; comparing gang activity and the falling crime rate;
North Carolina’s approach to youth gangs; and the G.R.E.A.T. Program’s
international efforts in Central America.