National Gang Center

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

It provides information on creating a school safety plan to prevent and disrupt gangs in schools. An effective response begins with the coordination of prevention, intervention and suppression efforts guided by appropriate information sharing protocols. This establishes shared responsibility for tackling gang-related problems in schools.

The National Gang Center is jointly funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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The Justice Technology Information Center is a component of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center System, a program of the National Institute of Justice. JTIC serves as an information resource for technology and equipment related to law enforcement, corrections and courts, and hosts the NIJ Compliance Testing Program, a voluntary equipment standards and testing program for ballistic- and stab-resistant body armor and other officer safety equipment, which conducts equipment testing, reviews and analyzes testing data and disseminates results.

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