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Gang violence

National Gang Center

The National Gang Center serves as the only definitive clearinghouse of evidence-based and community-informed guidance addressing delinquency prevention, crime reduction, and community violence intervention through the lens of gang issues.

President Trump Issues Proclamation for National Gang Violence Prevention Week

Gang Violence Prevention

President Donald J. Trump has issued a proclamation recognizing September 20 to 26, 2020 as National Gang Violence Prevention Week. This weeklong observance is dedicated to combating gang violence in communities nationwide. OJJDP supports a range of programs and activities designed to prevent and suppress gang violence and recruitment. OJJDP also assists young victims and witnesses of gang violence. The OJJDP-supported National Gang Center...