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Youth gangs

OJJDP FY 2022 Youth Violence Prevention Program

Closing Date
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For this solicitation, applicants must develop and implement a youth violence prevention strategy targeting middle and high school age youth and/or those youth having multiple risk factors for violence.

Essential Partnerships for Leading a Community-Based Response | Community Violence Intervention—Addressing Gangs

February 2022
The sixth webinar in the “Community Violence Intervention—Addressing Gangs” series was held on December 14, 2021. It focuses on the steps for building a community-based comprehensive response with a focus on engaging partners and establishing a steering committee to guide the process.

Understanding Youth Gang Involvement | Community Violence Intervention—Addressing Gangs

February 2021
This webinar is the third in the "Community Violence Intervention—Addressing Gangs" series and was held on held on July 29, 2021, addresses why youth join gangs. Research suggests that joining a gang is a complex decision that involves multiple negative conditions that "push" youth into gangs, as well as perceived positive opportunities that "pull" youth into gangs.