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National Gang Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,000,000)

This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting state and community responses to gang-related crime and violence, including gang activity by youth. Funding will support activities of the National Gang Center (NGC), which provides training and technical assistance to OJP-funded programs and communities across the country to address the issues of youth gun and gang violence. NGC tracks current research and trends on gangs and maintains a database of comprehensive information on the development and implementation of effective gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. This program is authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2020, Pub. L. No. 116-93; 133 Stat. 2317, 2407.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will continue its delivery of services for the National Gang Center (NGC) through the following activities: (1) enhance operations of the NGC website; (2) provide opportunities for virtual peer-sharing experiences among stakeholders in communities with emerging and entrenched gang issues; (3) provide onsite and online training in street gang investigations, gang desistance, and the Comprehensive Gang Model; (4) provide coordination for the G.R.E.A.T. National Program; (5) track research and trends for the development of practitioner-oriented publications and resources; and (6) provide technical assistance to OJJDP-funded project sites addressing gun and gang violence.

Activities under this program plan are designed to advance the professional knowledge base of law enforcement, criminal and juvenile justice practitioners, direct-service providers, policymakers, and community members as they strengthen their capacities to strategically coordinate responses in stemming gang and gun violence. To measure progress toward these activities, IIR will collect all performance measurement data required by OJJDP. In addition to metrics that count the number of people and organizations served, IIR will employ an assessment process that incorporates the use of qualitative and quantitative techniques to determine the depth and breadth of lessons learned, strategies and best practices implemented, policies changed, and knowledge gained. Output and short-term outcome measures will be reported every 6 months through the OJP Performance Measurement Platform.


Date Created: November 2, 2020