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  • Thursday, October 7, 2010
  • OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS
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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REPORT DETAILS
BEST PRACTICES TO ADDRESS JUVENILE GANG ACTIVITIES

WASHINGTON ĖThe Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today released the second edition of Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems. This second edition updates the original report released in 2008 and was written to provide communities that are considering implementing the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Preventionís (OJJDPís) Comprehensive Gang Model (model) with critical information to inform and guide their efforts. It describes the research that produced the model; best practices obtained from practitioners with extensive experience planning, implementing, and overseeing variations of the model in their communities; and essential findings from evaluations of several programs demonstrating the model in a variety of environments. This second edition provides findings from the evaluation of OJJDPís Gang Reduction Program.

Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems will serve as a valuable tool to support the goals of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, launched on October 5, 2010, by the Departments of Justice and Education at the direction of President Obama. The administration created the forum as a context for participating localities to share challenges and best practices for preventing youth and gang violence.

TITLE: Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems:
OJJDPís Comprehensive Gang Model
(Second Edition)
PUBLISHER: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, www.ojjdp.gov
WHERE: http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/231200.pdf

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The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nationís capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has seven components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.