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National Gang Center

Award Information

Award #
2017-MU-MU-K001
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2017
Total funding (to date)
$5,110,409
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $3,479,878)

The National Gang Center 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 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) as they address gang-related issues by providing national leadership; information to policymakers; and resources, training, and technical assistance to practitioners. The NGC provides 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. CA/NCF

This 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 will use funding to manage the operations of the National Gang Center to support OJJDP’s mission to provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to gang violence. Training and technical assistance (TTA) will support the efforts of state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to develop and implement effective gang-reduction initiatives. These initiatives will enhance public safety, ensure that youth are held appropriately accountable to both victims and communities, and empower youth to live productive, law-abiding lives. Activities under this comprehensive TTA plan are designed to advance the professional knowledge base of law enforcement, criminal and juvenile justice practitioners, prosecutors, policymakers, and community members and to enhance the capacities of local law enforcement, justice agencies, and community organizations to prevent and reduce gang involvement and crime. CA/NCF

This program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants and cooperative agreements for training and technical assistance (TTA) to organizations that OJJDP designates. The goals of the National Gang Center's project include the provision of practitioner-oriented resources regarding youth and street gangs, as well as, TTA for law enforcement, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals, nongovernment organizations, and community members. For this 12-month project period, the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will manage the operations of the National Gang Center to support OJJDP’s mission to provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to gang violence. TTA will support the efforts of state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to develop and implement effective gang-reduction initiatives. These initiatives will enhance public safety, ensure that youth are held appropriately accountable to both victims and communities, and empower youth to live productive, law-abiding lives. IIR will continue to identify and document best practices in gang suppression, targeted gang enforcement strategies, and comprehensive, community-based anti-gang programs; develop and disseminate practitioner-oriented resource tools to assist law enforcement and justice agencies as they seek solutions to effectively respond to street gang crime and violence in their communities; deliver specialized anti-gang training to local, state, and tribal law enforcement to enhance agencies’ capacities to identify and counter violent and criminal gang-related activities; operate the NGC and G.R.E.A.T. websites, which provide publications, resources, and tools; and provide office-based and field-supported technical assistance to law enforcement jurisdictions and their community partners as they integrate data-driven planning and best practices into the development of their gang control strategies and community-based gang-reduction collaborative initiatives. Activities under this comprehensive TTA plan are designed to advance the professional knowledge base of law enforcement, criminal and juvenile justice practitioners, prosecutors, policymakers, and community members and to enhance the capacities of local law enforcement, justice agencies, and community organizations to prevent and reduce gang involvement and crime.
CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2017