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September 20 through September 26 is National Gang Violence Prevention Week

President Donald Trump has proclaimed September 20 through September 26 as National Gang Violence Prevention Week, 2020. As stated in the proclamation: During National Gang Violence Prevention Week, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to ensuring gang members are removed from our streets and prosecuted for their crimes, so all Americans can live and thrive in a safe and peaceful environment.

Along with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, BJA supports the National Gang Center, which provides information, training, and technical assistance to help communities address gang problems. Additionally, BJA's Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which was revitalized under President Trump, provides crucial support to local law enforcement agencies to combat gang violence and prevent violent crime.

Read the proclamation to learn more about this observance and Department of Justice efforts to prevent gang violence.

Date Published: September 22, 2020