Related Web Sites

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. BJA supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology, and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system through innovation, leadership, training, and technical assistance focused at the local level.

Visit the BJA Web site.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. A major focus of OJJDP’s work is in supporting communities through training and technical assistance related to implementing the Comprehensive Gang Model, direct grants to address gang issues at the community level, and acquisition and dissemination of gang materials via the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.

Visit the OJJDP Web site.

OJJDP Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative

This initiative includes the National Gang Center, National Youth Gang Surveys, and training and technical assistance on the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model. OJJDP also provides funding to support programs such as the Gang Prevention Coordination Assistance Program and the Latino Youth Mentoring Program, and a wide variety of gang-related prevention and intervention resources.

Visit the OJJDP Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative Web site.

Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program

RISS consists of six regional centers that provide services to assist in the investigation and prosecution efforts of law enforcement. One component of the RISS Program is RISSGang, a comprehensive investigative tool consisting of an intelligence database, a Web site, informational resources, and secure communications to aid in gang-related crime prevention and investigations. RISSGang is available to all law enforcement agencies.

Visit the RISS Web site.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federal resource sponsored by various programs of the United States’ Department of Justice and the Executive Office of the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. This online service offers justice and substance abuse information that supports research, policy, and program development. In addition, users can register with the service to automatically receive electronic information related to specific areas of interest, trainings, conferences, funding, and new publications.

Visit the NCJRS Web site.

Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. With prevention as its primary objective, the program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

Visit the G.R.E.A.T. Web site.

National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations (NAGIA)

The National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations is a cooperative organization currently composed of representatives from 16 regional gang investigators’ associations representing more than 15,000 gang investigators across the country, as well as federal agencies and other organizations involved in gang-related matters.

Visit the NAGIA Web site.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN)

Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun crime and providing those programs with additional tools necessary to be successful.

Visit the Project Safe Neighborhoods Web site.

National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC)

The NGIC is an FBI-led, multiagency effort that integrates the gang intelligence assets of the FBI and other federal, state, and local law enforcement entities to serve as a centralized intelligence resource for gang information and analytical support. The mission is to support law enforcement agencies through timely and accurate information sharing and strategic/tactical analysis of federal, state, and local law enforcement intelligence focusing on the growth, migration, and criminal activity of gangs that pose a significant threat to communities throughout the United States.

Visit the NGIC Web site.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the law enforcement arm of the United States Department of Justice. The FBI is actively involved in gang intelligence and suppression activities on the national level and in partnership with local law enforcement.

Visit the FBI Web site.

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

The COPS office is a component of the United States Department of Justice dedicated to supporting effective community policing strategies at the tribal, state, and local levels. The COPS office provides funding, training, and technical assistance related to community policing efforts.

Visit the COPS Web site. is a collaborative Web-based resource supported by various federal agencies focused on general youth-related issues. The Web site helps users create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help users assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up to date on the latest youth-related news.

Visit the Web site.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)

The BGCA is a nonprofit national organization with clubs across the United States that provide programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. The clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical nonschool hours.

Visit the BGCA Web site.

Available Federal Funding

The National Gang Center does not offer direct funding to project sites or initiatives; however, several organizations have components that provide information regarding grant and funding opportunities.

Available Federal Funding