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A Proposal to Continue the Activities of the National Gang Center

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,500,000)

The National Gang Center (NGC)provides national leadership, information, training, and technical assistance to the field. The Center supports comprehensive community-based anti-gang initiatives, law enforcement, and practitioners, including faith-based programs, who provide direct services in gang prevention, intervention, suppression, and reentry programs nationwide. The operations of the Center contribute to reductions in gang-related crime and violence and juvenile and adult gang activity.

The NGC is an essential resource for federal, state, local, and tribal entities as they address the multiple dimensions of violence brought about by gangs. The NGC advocates comprehensive, collaborative approaches designed to promote the well-being of youth and families, while enhancing public safety through prevention, intervention, and suppression programs and activities. The NGC, through IIR, has consistently delivered high-quality resources, technical assistance, and training to assist communities in integrating data-driven evidence and best practices into the development of their programs and policy decisions. The goals of this project include: (1) the provision of practitioner-oriented resources regarding youth and street gangs, and (2) training and technical assistance for law enforcement, other criminal justice professionals, nongovernment organizations, and community members. All deliverables of this project are based on research and best practices for gang prevention, intervention, suppression, reentry, and community-based programs.


Date Created: September 16, 2014