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Intro to the Comprehensive Gang Model | Community Violence Intervention—Addressing Gangs Series

April 2021
This webinar held on April 15, 2021, serves as the first in the "Addressing Gangs" webinar series, which provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the process to implement a comprehensive gang reduction strategy in their community as well as practical guidance and resources.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Community Violence Interventions

On April 7, 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration announced investments in community violence intervention (CVI) strategies to reduce gun violence. The announcement details changes to existing federal funding by five federal agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), to direct support to CVI programs.
As part of DOJ's efforts, OJJDP will give priority to applicants proposing CVI strategies under two competitive fiscal year 2021 grant...

OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2021


The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announces the availability of OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2021. This issue's Message From the Administrator introduces OJJDP’s new Acting Administrator, Chyrl Jones. The top story chronicles the 25-year history of the development of the AMBER Alert system. The Youth Voices column recounts how an OJJDP-sponsored youth mentoring program led one high school student to...

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...