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Gang Resources

Gang Resistance Education and Training Program (GREAT)


G.R.E.A.T. Program Training Coordinator
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
Post Office Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317-2729
Phone: (800) 726-7070
Fax: (850) 386-5356
E-mail: information@great-online.org

Law enforcement provides a wide range of structured community-based activities and a curriculum for classroom instruction for school-aged children. The intent is to provide students with the skills they need to resist involvement in youth gangs and youth violence. U.S. Department of the Treasury.


National Youth Gang Center (NYGC)

Institute for Intergovernmental Research
Post Office Box 12729
Tallahassee, FL 32317-2729
Phone: 850-385-0600
Fax: 850-422-3529
Website: http://nationalgangcenter.gov

Institute for Intergovernmental Research site to expand and maintain the body of critical knowledge about youth gangs and effective responses to them. The Center assists state and local jurisdictions in the collection, analysis, and exchange of information on gang-related demographics, legislation, literature, research, and promising program strategies. It also coordinates activities of the OJJDP Youth Gang Consortium - a group of federal agencies, gang program representatives, and other service providers. 

Since 1995, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) National Youth Gang Center has addressed issues involving juvenile gang members, featuring prevention and intervention efforts and promoting a comprehensive strategy to combat gangs.  On October 1, 2009, the National Youth Gang Center will merge with the National Gang Center, currently funded by the Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance. The functions performed by the National Youth Gang Center will continue, but its incorporation into an expanded National Gang Center will leverage resources more efficiently, while enhancing OJJDP's response to the needs of researchers, practitioners, and the other concerned citizens.


OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program

OJJDP State Representative
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Carmen Santiago Roberts
Program Manager
Phone: 202-353-3945
Email: carmen.santiago-roberts@usdoj.gov

Juvenile Justice Specialist 
Department of Juvenile Services
Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention
Janice Marquez, esq.
Juvenile Justice Policy Division Chief
300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1105
Baltimore, MD 21286-3016
Phone: 410-821-2828

State Planning Agency
Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention
Kristen Mahoney, Executive Director
300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1105
Towson, MD 21286-3016
Phone: 410-821-2828
Fax: 410-321-3116
Email:
kmahoney@goccp-state-md.org

State Advisory Group (SAG)
Rev. James G. Kirk, S.T.D. 
Harundale Prebyterian Church
7136 Gardenview Court
Baltimore, MD 21226-2201
Phone: 410-766-4338
Fax: 410-255-7378
Email:
kirkjgk@comcast.net

FACJJ Member
Rev. James G. Kirk, S.T.D.
Harundale Presbyterian Church
7136 Gardenview Court
Baltimore, MD 21226-2201
Phone: 410-766-4338
Fax: 410-255-7378
Email:
kirkjgk@comcast.net

EUDL Coordinator
Anissa Walker
Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention
300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1105
Towson, MD 21286-3016
Phone: 410-821-2856
Fax: 410-339-3467
Email:
anissa@goccp-state-md.org 

Supports community anti-gang efforts using a five pronged approach to gang reduction: primary prevention, secondary prevention, intervention, suppression and re-entry.

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