National Gang Center Quarterly Newsletter
The quarterly 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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- Fall 2013 Latest Issue
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.
- Summer 2013
This issue features topics on gangs in school, civil gang injunctions, the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey Analysis, and the OJJDP Strategic Planning Tool.
- Spring 2013
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.
- Winter 2013
This issue features topics on civil gang injunctions, gang member migration, and social media and gang behavior; an evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. Program; and information on outlaw motorcycle gangs.
- Fall 2012
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.
- Summer 2012
This issue features topics on gang member migration; effective gang reentry; prevention and intervention services for gang-affiliated girls; and dealing with gang violence in medical facilities.
- Spring 2012
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.
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