About the National Gang Center

Stylized photo of seven teenagers The National Gang Center Web site features the latest research about gangs; descriptions of evidence-based, anti-gang programs; and links to tools, databases, and other resources to assist in developing and implementing effective community-based gang prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies. Here you will find an analysis of the findings from nearly 16 years of data collected by the annual National Youth Gang Survey of 2,500 U.S. law enforcement agencies. Visitors can read and download publications related to street gangs. An online form allows communities to request training and technical assistance as they plan and implement anti-gang strategies. Users can register for a variety of anti-gang training courses. The Web site also hosts a database of gang-related state legislation and municipal codes; a list of newspaper articles on nationwide gang activity, updated daily; and GANGINFO, an electronic mailing list for professionals working with gangs. For a list of all resources on this Web site, see Index to Site Content.

What’s New

Front Page of the Winter 2013 Newsletter

National Gang Center Quarterly Newsletter
Volume 1
Winter 2013

This issue features topics on civil gang injunctions, gang member migration, an evaluation of the G.R.E.A.T. Program, social media and gang behavior, and information on outlaw motorcycle gangs.

PDF file NGC-Newsletter-2013-Winter.pdf     More Information

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