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Continuation and Expansion of the National Gang Center

Award Information

Award #
2011-MU-MU-K001
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$5,900,000
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $2,000,000)

The National Gang Center (NGC) furthers DOJ's mission by providing national leadership, information, training, and technical assistance; developing services and products that target youth gangs and street gang members of all ages; and supporting gang prevention, gang intervention, and comprehensive community-based anti-gang initiatives that include enforcement and reentry. The NGC will utilize funding to: 1) continue to conduct research on gangs, including a National Youth Gang Survey in 2012; 2) identify new and promising anti-gang programs and best practices, and disseminate information via the NGC Web site and other media; 3) provide technical assistance and training to communities that are planning and implementing anti-gang strategies; and 4) provide specialized training to law enforcement. CA/NCF

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Continuation Grants program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program will be authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice. The National Gang Center (NGC) contributes to reductions in gang-related crime and violence by providing national leadership; information to policymakers and researchers; resources; and training and technical assistance to practitioners nationwide. IIR will utilize the $1,900,000 award for the 12-month period to do the following: Continue to conduct research on gangs, including a National Youth Gang Survey in 2013; identify new and promising anti-gang programs and best practices; disseminate information via the NGC Web site and other media; provide technical assistance and training to communities that are planning and implementing anti-gang strategies; and provide specialized training to law enforcement. IIR will utilize an existing system to collect information to measure performance of these objectives.
CA/NCF

In FY 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs' (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) sought applications for the National Gang Center (NGC) solicitation. The purpose of this program is to further the Department of Justice's mission by providing national leadership, information, training, and technical assistance; developing services and products that target youth gangs and street gang members of all ages; and supporting comprehensive community-based anti-gang initiatives that include gang prevention, intervention, enforcement, and reentry. These activities contribute to reductions in gang related crime and violence and gang activity by juveniles and adults.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will continue to support OJJDP in its effort to address gang-related issues by providing national leadership; information to policymakers and researchers; and resources, training, and technical assistance to practitioners nationwide. IIR will:
1. Continue to conduct research on gangs, including a National Youth Gang Survey in 2014.
2. Identify new and promising anti-gang programs and best practices.
3. Disseminate information regarding gang research and resources via the National Gang Center website and other media.
4. Provide technical assistance and training to organizations and communities that are interested in implementing multi-strategy approaches to their gang problems.
CA/NCF

Date Created: August 31, 2011