The OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model is a set of five core strategies—community mobilization, opportunities provision, social intervention, suppression, and organizational change and development—that offer a comprehensive, collaborative approach designed to prevent and reduce gang violence. Read more about the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model.
The Comprehensive Gang Model Online Overview provides a 23-minute overview of the Model for individuals exploring strategies to assess and address their communities’ gang problems.View Overview
Law Enforcement Official's Guide
A guide to provide law enforcement leaders with an overview of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model— a framework for addressing youth gang problemsView PDF
The assessment guide A Guide to Assessing Your Community’s Youth Gang Problem provides a blueprint for conducting a comprehensive community gang problem assessment.Learn More
The implementation manual Planning for Implementation provides a guide to development of a plan to implement the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model (Model).Learn More
Publications on the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
- Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems
- Mobilizing Communities to Address Gang Problems (Adobe PDF)
- Multidisciplinary Gang Intervention Teams (Adobe PDF)
- Street Outreach and the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model (Adobe PDF)
Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs (Adobe PDF)
This 2010 OJJDP bulletin presents research on why youth join gangs and how a community can build gang prevention and intervention services. The author summarizes recent literature on gang formation and identifies promising and effective programs for gang prevention.
- Other Selected Publications