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National Institute of Justice's discussion on gang Overview, Programs and Practices. Their listing of programs and practices provides links and descriptions of current and past government programs addressing gangs across the country.
Gangs, National Criminal Justice Reference Center
Gangs, Office of Justice Programs
The National Gang Center (NGC) is a government program that works to reduce gang-related crime and violence with three areas of focus: Criminal Justice, Community and Research. The NGC site offers variety of Resources and Tools including online training, informational videos, legislation, videos, webinars and more. Their What Works section contains descriptions of valuable programs and practices for gang prevention, intervention, and suppression to enable practitioners to make evidence‐based decisions: STRATEGIC PLANNING TOOL, COMPREHENSIVE GANG MODEL, PROGRAMS and G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education And Training).
A non-profit independent agency intended to promote research in cooperation with government agencies, disseminate research and information through their Journal of Gang Research and provide training to and consult services government agencies.