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National Gang Center Updates Parents' Guide to Gangs

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The National Gang Center has published an updated version of the "Parents' Guide to Gangs." This guide provides parents with answers to common questions about gangs to enable them to recognize and prevent their child's involvement in a gang. The National Gang Center is supported by OJJDP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.


Frequently Asked Questions About Gangs answers many of the most frequently asked questions on gangs, gang joining, gang trends, and more that the National Gang Center receives.

In the online video "Why Youth Join Gangs," gang researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in gangs talk about research regarding gang joining and provide insights into what you might observe when interacting with youth who are at high risk of joining a gang.

Learn more about the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model for addressing communities' gang problems.


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