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National Gang Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $3,479,878)

The National Gang Center provides national leadership, information, training, and technical assistance to the field. The Center supports comprehensive community-based anti-gang initiatives, law enforcement, and practitioners, including faith-based programs, who provide direct services in gang prevention, intervention, suppression, and reentry programs nationwide. The operations of the Center contribute to reductions in gang-related crime and violence and juvenile and adult gang activity.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), parent company to the National Gang Center (NGC) and the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) National Program Office, supports the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as they address gang-related issues by providing national leadership; information to policymakers; and resources, training, and technical assistance to practitioners. The NGC provides an essential resource for federal , state, local, and tribal entities as they address the multiple dimensions of violence brought about by gangs. The NGC advocates comprehensive, collaborative approaches designed to promote the well-being of youth and families, while enhancing public safety through prevention, intervention, and suppression programs and activities. The NGC, through IIR, has consistently delivered high-quality resources, technical assistance, and training to assist communities in integrating data-driven evidence and best practices into the development of their programs and policy decisions. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2017