Read About A Comprehensive Approach to Address Youth Gang Problems

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the National Gang Center (NCG) have published a guide for law enforcement officials to developing a framework to address youth gang problems in their communities. A Law Enforcement Official’s Guide to the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model aims to provide law enforcement leaders with an overview of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, which is an evidence-based framework for the coordination of multiple data-driven, anti-gang and violence-reduction strategies to address youth gang problems. The framework centers around the following five core strategies: community mobilization, opportunities provision, social intervention, suppression, and organizational change and development. This guide provides law enforcement agencies various resources to use and steps to take in order to get started in developing solutions in their communities.

View the guide to learn more.