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In Focus: Youth Gangs

NCJ Number
254569
Date Published
Agencies
OJJDP
Publication Series
Annotation
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) In Focus brief details anti-gang initiatives that help communities implement comprehensive, data-informed strategies to combat youth gangs.
Abstract
Gangs have an adverse impact on youth and communities across America. Over the years, youth gangs have become increasingly complex, lethal, and resistant to control. Sustainable solutions must involve comprehensive approaches that contain the spread of gang activity, protect youth who are most susceptible, and hold those engaged in gang violence appropriately accountable. This OJJDP In Focus details anti-gang initiatives that help communities implement comprehensive, data-informed strategies to combat youth gangs.
Date Created: June 17, 2020