The National Gang Center (NGC) is a project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The NGC is an integral component of the Justice Department’s mission to provide innovative leadership in coordination with federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems to prevent and reduce crime. The NGC disseminates information, knowledge, and outcome‐driven practices that engage and empower those in local communities with chronic and emerging gang problems to create comprehensive solutions to prevent gang violence, reduce gang involvement, and suppress gang‐related crime.
Parents Guide to Gangs
This guide from the National Gang Center is designed to provide parents with answers to common questions about gangs to enable them to recognize and prevent gang involvement.
Permission is granted by the National Gang Center to make adaptations to the Parents’ Guide to Gangs. The National Gang Center requests that the following language be included when adapting the brochure for local needs: “Adapted from Parents’ Guide to Gangs, National Gang Center.”