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Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs
(NCJ 231116) December 2010
Bulletin, 24 page(s)
Presents an overview of gang research and programs in the United States and examines how gangs form and why youth join them. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention disseminates information on research findings and prevention strategies as part of its comprehensive anti-gang initiative. This bulletin describes how community members can start assessing their gang problems and enhance prevention and intervention activities to help prevent delinquency and gang violence. It identifies promising and effective programs for gang prevention.