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National Gang Center

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,900,000)

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.

Date Created: August 16, 2012