National Gang Resources

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services Gang Toolkit

This is a free resource that includes a variety of informative publications to help community residents and local law enforcement work together on the issues related to gang crime.  The parent’s quick reference cards in English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Hmong help parents understand what to look for concerning gang-related activity.  Many free resources.

Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (GREAT)
Law enforcement provides a wide range of structured community-based activities and a curriculum for classroom instruction for school-aged children.  The intent is to provide students with the skills they need to resist involvement in youth gangs and youth violence.  U.S. Department of the Treasury.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC)
NYVPRC was established as a central source of information on prevention and intervention programs, publications, research, and statistics on violence committed by and against children and teens.  Call: (866)SAFEYOUTH.

Blue Prints for Violence Prevention
The project, called Blueprints for Violence Prevention, has identified 11 prevention and intervention programs that meet a strict scientific standard of program effectiveness.

OJJDP Gang Prevention/Intervention Programs
This site includes a wealth of information, one of the most useful sections summarizes the evaluation of programs designed to address gang and delinquency prevention/intervention programs.

OJJDP Gang Strategic Planning Tool
The best single tool to assist in assessing a community’s gang problem and planning strategies to deal with it.

OJJDP Site for Administrators and Law Enforcement Personnel
Another OJJDP funded site provides a wide array of resources for assessing and developing strategies to deal with gang problems.  It has a large volume of reference resources and is probably more useful for administrators or law enforcement personnel.

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Craig Gould
Director of the Division for Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Phone: 410-547-5555
Fax: 410-625-8481

Sarah Jarzembowski
Coordinator for College Campus and Young Adult Ministries
Phone: 410-541-5318
Fax: 410-625-8481