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Violent Street Gangs


This listing includes resources relating to violent street gangs.

Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.)
The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The objective of G.R.E.A.T. is prevention, and the program 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.

National Gang Center ™ (NGC)
The National Gang Center (NGC) assists policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in their efforts to reduce youth gang involvement and crime by contributing information, resources, practical tools, and expertise toward the development and implementation of effective gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. NGC also conducts assessments of the scope and characteristics of youth gang activity, develops resources, and provides training and technical assistance in support of community-based prevention, intervention, and suppression efforts.

Date Created: June 9, 2021