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Gang Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $1,300,000)

The Gang Training and Technical Assistance Program is authorized by the Science, State, Justice and Commerce and Related Agencies, FY 2006 Appropriations Act, Pub. L. 109-108. The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) will develop anti-gang curricula, deliver training and provide technical assistance to local law enforcement agencies, other justice system agencies, and communities. IIR will support all aspects of the National Gang Center, a collaborative effort of the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

IIR will develop new curriculum, convening focus groups to suggest topics to be included, methodology, and presenters. After conducting and evaluating pilot trainings, a report will be prepared for BJA with evaluations of each class and a concept for fielding the training nationally.

Additional activities will include: delivery of new gang-related training, providing technical assistance site visits, issuing five publications on emerging gang issues, and maintaining the NGC Web site. Technical support will be tailored to the specific audience or need. Priority will be given to current Project Safe Neighborhood projects and the U.S. Attorney General's Anti-Gang Initiative jurisdictions. IIR will also develop training and technical assistance resource materials and coordinate their distribution. Products will be available on the NGC Web site and disseminated at national and regional conferences.


Date Created: June 21, 2007