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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Gangs -- United States,
  • Suburban gangs -- United States,
  • Violent crimes -- United States -- Prevention,
  • Drug control -- United States

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Edition Notes

Other titlesModel for problem solving.
SeriesMonograph, Monograph (United States. Bureau of Justice Assistance)
ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Justice Assistance., Police Executive Research Forum.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17804281M

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Addressing Community Gang Problems: A Practical Guide Foreword Urban street-gang involvement in drug trafficking and violent crime is be-coming increasingly widespread—not just in large cities, but in suburban areas and small towns as well. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recognizes that programs aimed at. problem. An assessment of a community’s local gang problem provides an understanding of the problem, its origins, potential causes, and contributing factors. A comprehensive, data-driven assessment of the gang problem will: • Identify the most serious and prevalent gang-related problems. • Determine factors contributing to gang problems. Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression. The OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model initially focused primarily on intervention and suppression activities. It was understood that prevention activities were necessary to address community gang problems, but the model strategies did not include prevention. 14 | Strategies to Address Gang Crime: A Guidebook for Local Law Enforcement. Scanning for Gang Problems. Scanning is the first step in the SARA process. During the scanning phase it is important to identify recurring problems that concern the police and the public and to understand their Size: 1MB.

A guide to provide law enforcement leaders with an overview of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model— a framework for addressing youth gang problems. View PDF; Assessment Guide. The assessment guide A Guide to Assessing Your Community’s Youth Gang Problem provides a blueprint for conducting a comprehensive community gang problem assessment.   Identifying And Addressing A Gang Problem 1. Identifying and Addressing a Gang Problem National Crime Prevention Council No programs have been developed specifically to prevent gangs from emerging. In the meantime, to prevent youth from joining gangs, communities must employ multiple strategies and services, including: Addressing elevated risk factors for joining a gang. Strengthening families. Reducing youth’s conflicts. Improving community-level supervision of youth.   Strategies for addressing youth gang problems should be developed at both the micro (e.g., individual gang members) and the macro (e.g., gangs as entire units) levels. However, Klein and Maxson () argue that the majority of programs and strategies focus on only one of these levels.

This report provides guidance to communities that are considering how to address a youth gang problem. The guidance is based on the research-based Comprehensive Gang Model (Model), which was developed through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and tested as part of its Gang Reduction Program. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Addressing Community Gang Problems: A Practical Guide at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Genre/Form: Government publications: Additional Physical Format: Addressing community gang problems. xii, 48 p. (OCoLC) Online version: Addressing community gang problems. Genre/Form: Government publications Handbooks and manuals Handbooks, manuals, etc: Additional Physical Format: Addressing community gang problems. xxviii, p.