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 Gang Awareness

Gang affiliation is not something that students leave behind when they enter the school building. If a gang presence exists at school, it cannot be ignored. School administrators should address gang-related issues head-on or they will fester, harm school climate, and impede the learning environment.​


Gangs in Schools (A guide designed to provide schools and law enforcement with sound practices and collaborative techniques to identify, assess, and address gang activity in the school setting)

Parents' Guide to Gangs / Spanish Version (A guide designed to provide parents with answers to common questions about gangs to enable them to recognize and prevent gang involvement)

Why Youth Join Gangs (Video presentation featuring gang researchers, practitioners, and young people who were previously involved in gangs)

National Gang Center (NGC)

Gang Resistance Education and Training​ (Gang Resistance Education And Training [G.R.E.A.T.] is an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula.)​

 Contact Information

Mark Muma
Program Manager, School Safety

​​Jeff Hodges
Program Specialist
Safe and Supportive Schools
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