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National Gang Center








In October 2009, the National Youth Gang Center, which had been funded by the OJJDP since 1995, merged with the National Gang Center, which had been funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance since 2003. This new partnership recognizes that street gang activities transcend ages of the members and that a balanced, comprehensive approach is needed to reduce gang involvement and levels of gang crime. Consolidation of the centers has leveraged resources and resulted in a single, more efficient entity, responsive to the needs of researchers, practitioners, and the public.
Training and Technical AssistanceTop  
The National Gang Center provides training and technical assistance to communities around the country. Information and resources to assist communities in responding to gangs are available on the Center's website.
Policy and Procedure Contact(s)
National Gang Center
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
P.O. Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317
850-386-5356 (fax)
OJJDP Publication(s)
Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
Report, June 2008. guides communities responding to a gang problem in implementing OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model. It describes best practices learned from practitioners experienced in planning and implementing the model and notes findings from evaluations of programs demonstrating the model. 57 pages. NCJ 222799.
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Female Gangs: A Focus on Research
Bulletin: Youth Gang Series, March 2001. Summarizes research on female gangs and draws attention to programmatic and research needs. 12 pages. NCJ 186159.
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Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey
Fact Sheet, September 2013. Provides an overview of findings from the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey. 4 pages. NCJ 242884.
Hybrid and Other Modern Gangs
Bulletin: Youth Gang Series, December 2001. Describes the nature of modern youth gangs—in particular, hybrid gangs. 8 pages. NCJ 189916.
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Youth Gang Homicides in the 1990’s
Fact Sheet, March 2001. Discusses the results of a study of youth gang homicides in U.S. cities in the 1990s, which was conducted by OJJDP's National Youth Gang Center; the list of references cited in this Fact Sheet are available in the ASCII text file only. 2 pages. FS 200103.
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