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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.


RESOURCES: 

  • 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 Created: November 9, 2020