Gang crime and violence continue to impact communities across the United States. OJJDP’s anti-gang initiatives combine prevention, intervention, and suppression programs to help identify and address the root causes of youth gang activity within affected communities.
Sonwai Wakayuta, a student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, KS, recently cohosted one of three virtual town halls for tribal youth. United National Indian Tribal Youth organized the events in collaboration with OJJDP.
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Opioid use was involved in almost 70 percent of the nearly 67,400 drug overdose deaths in 2018. For more information on how OJJDP is working to break the cycles of addiction and crime and help save lives, read the recently released fact sheet, Supporting Youth and Families Impacted by Opioid Abuse.