National Gang Center (NGC)


Sponsoring Organizations

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA),

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Offers a variety of evidence-based resources, information, training, strategic tools, technical assistance, and expert help to communities facing severe and emerging gang problems. Assists with the development of comprehensive strategies to prevent gang involvement, reduce gang-related crime and violence, and improve public safety and well-being in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the nation.

What This Program Offers

NGC offers gang-related research, training, technical assistance, resources, and tools, including but not limited to:

  • A Strategic Planning Tool
  • Publications, videos, webinars, and guides
  • Surveys and other research-based publications and tools
  • The OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model
  • On- and off-site technical assistance
  • Peer-to-peer exchanges and consultation services
  • Law enforcement and community training, with specialized training and technical assistance available upon request
  • The Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

Eligible participants who can receive assistance include:

  • Juvenile and criminal justice system practitioners
  • Law enforcement
  • Youth and community organizations
  • Researchers
  • Others attempting to address or learn about gang-related crime and violence

Geographic Coverage



For technical assistance, complete and submit the applicable forms on the program website.

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Planning and Coalition Building • Crime Reduction • Justice System • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Youth