GANGINFO Exchange is a discussion list for sharing information about gangs. It is an electronic forum for researchers, law enforcement officers and investigators, probation and parole officers, correctional officers, prosecutors, judges, youth agency workers, community grassroots organization members, therapists, pastoral counselors, school administrators and educators, social workers, program administrators and developers, policymakers, and certain writers with an interest in gangs.
The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program has been building trust between law enforcement and communities for almost 30 years. G.R.E.A.T. was designed as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children in the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent behavior. G.R.E.A.T enables law enforcement and youth to build positive relationships throughout the course of the Program.
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More than 60 defendants charged in series of indictments targeting major gang-related transnational drug traffickers (Savannah, GA) - The United States Department of Justice
The United States Department of Justice
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Beth C. Boswell and Jennifer Musselwhite Become Certified Instructors of DOJ Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program (Memphis, TN)
As a complement to training offered through the National Gang Center, this page lists both federal and regional conference and training information.
Federal Training and Conference Resources
These federal entities host conferences and offer training on an ongoing basis.
Regional Law Enforcement Gang Trainings
These law enforcement gang trainings are hosted by regional associations across the country.
Other Gang-Related Conferences and Workshops
These gang-related trainings are hosted by various organizations and agencies across the country.
The COPS office is a component of the United States Department of Justice dedicated to supporting effective community policing strategies at the tribal, state, and local levels. The COPS office provides funding, training, and technical assistance related to community policing efforts.
The BGCA is a nonprofit national organization with clubs across the United States that provide programs and services to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. The clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical nonschool hours.
Cure Violence stops the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control - detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms.
The National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations is a cooperative organization currently composed of representatives from 16 regional gang investigators’ associations representing more than 15,000 gang investigators across the country, as well as federal agencies and other organizations involved in gang-related matters.
NCCD promotes just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice.
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federal resource sponsored by various programs of the United States’ Department of Justice and the Executive Office of the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. This online service offers justice and substance abuse information that supports research, policy, and program development. In addition, users can register with the service to automatically receive electronic information related to specific areas of interest, trainings, conferences, funding, and new publications.
The NGIC is an FBI-led, multiagency effort that integrates the gang intelligence assets of the FBI and other federal, state, and local law enforcement entities to serve as a centralized intelligence resource for gang information and analytical support. The mission is to support law enforcement agencies through timely and accurate information sharing and strategic/tactical analysis of federal, state, and local law enforcement intelligence focusing on the growth, migration, and criminal activity of gangs that pose a significant threat to communities throughout the United States.
NIJ — the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to inform the decision-making of the criminal justice community to reduce crime and advance justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
The National Network focuses on supporting cities implementing proven strategic interventions to reduce violence and improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves.
The U.S. Department of Justice partners with a consortium of cities in the PSP, an innovative approach to fighting crime. This data-driven initiative delivers strategic and intensive training and technical assistance directed to meet each city’s needs.
Designed to enhance a site’s current goals, PSP builds on efforts aready under way, leverages lessons learned, and delivers a broad spectrum of resources via a strategic and focused approach.
Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun crime and providing those programs with additional tools necessary to be successful.
RISS consists of six regional centers that provide services to assist in the investigation and prosecution efforts of law enforcement. One component of the RISS Program is RISSGang, a comprehensive investigative tool consisting of an intelligence database, a website, informational resources, and secure communications to aid in gang-related crime prevention and investigations. RISSGang is available to all law enforcement agencies.
Youth.gov is a collaborative Web-based resource supported by various federal agencies focused on general youth-related issues. The Youth.gov Website helps users create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help users assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up to date on the latest youth-related news.