The NGC hosts a variety of resources and tools including online training, informational videos, curated lists of gang‐related news articles and legislation, a moderated email discussion group, and more.
This guide from the National Gang Center is designed to provide schools and law enforcement with sound practices and collaborative techniques to identify, assess, and address gang activity in the school setting.Read More
This guide contains information on behaviors associated with joining gangs, common gang identifiers, and what parents can do.Read More
This video presentation features gang researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in gangs. Learn about research regarding gang joining, as well as firsthand insights into the behaviors and the circumstances that you might observe when interacting with youth who are at high risk of joining a gang.Read More
This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state using the search tool.Read More
Frequently Asked Questions About GangsRead More
GANGINFO Exchange is an online moderated email discussion group open to practitioners, researchers, law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, social workers, youth agency workers, and others interested in gangs. A list charter, terms and conditions of use, and an application to join the mailing list are included on the home page of this resource.Read More
This webinar will outline how best to conduct street outreach when gang-involved clients are in danger. The webinar will highlight the work of the National Gang Center (www.nationalgangcenter.gov) and Houston Mayor's Anti-Gang Office. The presenters will discuss the importance of building collaborative relationships and communication protocols among outreach staff, police, schools, and justice systems to develop crisis response and safety plans, including plans to address client, outreach worker and public safety violent retaliatory situations.Read More
This resource provides a 23-minute overview of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model.Read More
This informational sheet provides safety tips for those who work with gang members in the community.Read More
This resource identifies gang-related legislation by federal or state jurisdictions, or by subject.Read More
The SPT is an electronic tool to assist communities in assessing their gang problems and planning strategies to deal with those problems.Read More
The CRI allows users to record and categorize information about their community organizations, programs, services, and activities into an online database.Read More
The Client Track database tracks services and outcomes of clients being case-managed by a multidisciplinary intervention team. The database captures program referral information, individual client data, and program services data. The system generates client and program outcome reports to assist program staff in implementation and demonstration of program effectiveness.Read More
The NGC provides on‐ and off‐site technical assistance, peer‐to‐peer exchanges, and consultation to assist communities in navigating through the extensive range of strategies and programs as they build solutions that address their gang‐related problems. Request general or Comprehensive Gang Model technical assistance using one of the NGC online request forms, or through the OJJDP or BJA technical assistance systems.
The NGC offers training that assists law enforcement and local community endeavors to control gang-related activity. Topics for law enforcement include basic and advanced gang investigations, intelligence, and gang unit supervision, as well as seminars for law enforcement chief executives. Community-based topics include training on the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model. More specialized training and technical assistance are provided upon request when appropriate. In addition to the training provided directly by the NGC, users may find other federal and regional training opportunities in the following links.
The Street Gang Intelligence online training course is designed to assist law enforcement officers in understanding the steps involved in the intelligence process. It reviews applicable standards, suggests possible sources of information, and highlights some of the challenges encountered in collecting gang intelligence. This course is restricted to law enforcement personnel.
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The NGC offers four classes for law enforcement–Advanced Gang Investigations, Basic Training for Street Gang Investigators, Gang Unit Supervision, and an Anti‐Gang Seminar for Law Enforcement Chief Executives. These classes are provided on a regional basis to agencies to include participants from all law enforcement agencies (police and sheriff) within a geographical region. Courses are supported through BJA funding and regional sponsors; there are no registration fees to attend.
As a complement to training offered by the NGC, this page lists both federal and regional conference and training information.
The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program is a school‐based, law enforcement officer‐instructed classroom curriculum. The program, whose primary objective is prevention, is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership. G.R.E.A.T. lessons focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Since its inception in 1991, more than 12,000 law enforcement officers have been certified as G.R.E.A.T. instructors, and more than 6 million students have graduated from the G.R.E.A.T. Program.