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2010-12-21 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Findings From the Evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program, a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Researchers from the Urban Institute conducted an independent evaluation of OJJDP's Gang Reduction Program (GRP), a $10 million, multiyear initiative to reduce crime associated with youth street gangs in Los...

2010-12-16 11:56:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs, a bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The bulletin presents a compilation of current research on gangs, including research findings on the state of gang problems in the United States today, why youth join gangs, the risk factors and attractions that increase...

2010-10-07 15:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today released the second edition of Best Practices To Address Community Gang Problems. This second edition updates the original report released in 2008 and was written to provide communities that are considering implementing the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Comprehensive Gang Model (model) with critical information to inform and guide their efforts....

2010-05-17 09:00:00

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today announced the release of Conditions of Confinement: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The bulletin examines the structural and operational characteristics of the facilities where youth are confined. The bulletin includes analyses of the facility and program...


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