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Department of Justice Awards More Than $458 Million To Fight Violent Crime

The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced awards of more than $458 million in fiscal year 2020 to support state, local, and Tribal law enforcement efforts to fight and prevent violent crime nationwide.

OJJDP awarded more than $10 million across 24 jurisdictions to intervene in and suppress youth gang activity. OJJDP also awarded $1 million to the Institute for Intergovernmental Research to continue operating the National Gang Center, which provides information, training, and technical assistance to help law enforcement and communities address gang problems.


  • Learn more about OJJDP's programs and activities designed to prevent and suppress gang violence and recruitment. 
  • Learn more about OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
  • View and download OJJDP's In Focus Youth Gangs fact sheet
  • Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook.
Date Published: November 9, 2020