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A Proposal to Continue the Activities of the National Gang Center

Award Information

Award #
2014-MU-MU-K011
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2014
Total funding (to date)
$4,672,657
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.

CA/NCF

OJJDP's Juvenile Justice System Improvement Grants program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that provide programs and services critical to the mission of OJJDP, and 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 purpose of the National Gang Center 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. NCA/NCF

The program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance to organizations that OJJDP designates.
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), parent company to the National Gang Center (NGC) and the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) National Program Office, supports the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to address gang-related issues by providing national leadership; information to policymakers; and resources, training, and technical assistance to practitioners.
The NGC is a 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. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 16, 2014