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Criminal Justice


The active presence of street gangs can threaten the public safety of communities in urban, suburban, and rural jurisdictions. The NGC serves to advance the professional knowledge base of local law enforcement, juvenile and adult corrections, and other justice system practitioners as they work to identify and counter violent and criminal gang-related activities.

Featured Items

Explore the recommended featured items below to enhance your knowledge and awareness of gang-related issues specific to criminal justice professionals. For more resources, visit the What We Do and the Library sections of this site.