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California Cities Gang Prevention Network
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) and the National League of Cities' Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) have initiated a network of 13 major cities in California to combat gang violence and victimization. The California Cities Gang Prevention Network, the first of its kind in the nation, focuses on successful policies and practices that interweave prevention, intervention, enforcement, and a community's "moral voice" as an alternative to prison-only solutions.
National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC)
The NGCRC is a non-profit independent agency doing research on gangs and gang members. It disseminates information through publications and reports, and provides training and consulting services.
National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC)
The National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) is a multi-agency effort that integrates the gang intelligence assets of federal, state and local law enforcement entities to serve as a centralized intelligence resource for gang information and analytical support. The mission of the NGIC is to support law enforcement agencies through timely and accurate information sharing and strategic/tactical analysis of federal, state and local law enforcement intelligence focusing on the growth, migration, criminal activity and association of gangs that pose a significant threat to communities throughout the United States.
National Youth Gang Center (NYGC)
The NYGC helps policymakers, practitioners and researchers in their efforts to reduce youth gang involvement and crime by contributing information, resources, practical tools and expertise towards the development and implementation of effective gang prevention, intervention and suppression strategies.
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
The center is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization promoting a balanced and humane criminal justice system through the provision of direct services, technical assistance and policy analysis.
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR)
The Georgetown University Public Policy Institute's CCJR is designed to support public agency officials in pursuing multi-system strategies that would strengthen the juvenile justice and related systems of care.
Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)
The priority of CJJ is the prevention of youth violence and delinquency. Support is given to preschool education, mentors, job skills, after school recreation and counseling programs. CJJ represents 56 governor-appointed advisory groups that support the juvenile court system in the United States.
Models for Change: Systems Reforms in Juvenile Justice
Models for Change is a national initiative funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to accelerate reform of juvenile justice systems across the country. Focused on efforts in select states, the initiative aims to create replicable models for reform that effectively hold young people accountable for their actions, provide for their rehabilitation, protect them from harm, increase their life chances, and manage the risk they pose to themselves and to the public safety.
National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ)
As the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, NCJJ (a private, non-profit organization) serves as a resource for independent and original research on topics related directly and indirectly to the field of juvenile justice.
National Center for Youth Law
NCYL uses the law to improve the lives of poor children and works to ensure that low-income children have the resources, support and opportunities they need for a healthy and productive future.
National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)
NCCD emphasizes juvenile corrections alternatives to detention for youth and prison for adults, risk-focused prevention and a risk-focused continuum of graduated sanctions for juvenile offenders.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
This office provides federal leadership in developing the capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues and assist crime victims.
The following division is a part of OJP:
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
This office provides national leadership, coordination and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports state and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective prevention and intervention programs.
Youth Law Center
The Youth Law Center is a non-profit, public interest law office that works to protect abused and at-risk children. The focus is on problems of children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
California Mentor Foundation (CMF)
CMF provides funding, advanced training, quality assurance standards and technology support to more than 400 mentoring programs.
The state office manages programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering.
National Mentoring Center
Originally created by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Mentoring Center offers training, resources and online information services to the entire mentoring field.
Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) is a national leader in creating and strengthening programs that improve lives in low-income communities. This organization’s documented research of mentoring programs shows that youth benefit from various types of mentoring, quality mentoring practices and strong administrative structure.
Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice
The mission of the Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice is to research, develop and advance innovative criminal and juvenile justice law and policy approaches through collaboration with and among scholars, policymakers and practitioners.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
This office provides federal leadership in developing the capacity to prevent and control crime, improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about crime and related issues, and assist crime victims.
The following division is a part of OJP:
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
The Bureau of Justice Assistance supports law enforcement, courts, corrections, treatment, victim services, technology and prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation’s criminal justice system. BJA provides leadership and assistance to local criminal justice programs that improve and reinforce the nation’s criminal justice system. BJA’s goals are to reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug abuse, and to improve the way in which the criminal justice system functions.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
BJS is the primary statistical agency of the Department of Justice. BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, crime victims, and criminal justice operations. BJS also provides financial and technical support to state, local, and tribal governments.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy and program development worldwide. NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime, victim assistance and public safety, including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders and the general public.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice at the state and local levels.
This Web site offers federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in their efforts to support youth. Included are tools and resources to help organizations form effective partnerships, assess community assets, understand risk and protective factors, generate maps of local and Federal resources and search for evidence-based youth programs.
The Guide to Community Preventive Services
The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help organizations choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their communities. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:
- Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?
- Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?
- What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?
More than 200 interventions have been reviewed and the Task Force on Community Preventive Services has issued recommendations for their use. Learn more about the guide, their systematic review methods and the Community Guide team.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC)
NCPC is committed to building a safer tomorrow by protecting children and youth; partnering with government and law enforcement to prevent crime; promoting crime prevention and personal safety basics; and, responding to emerging crime trends. www.ncpc.org
National Reentry Resource Center
The National Reentry Resource Center, established by the Second Chance Act (Public Law 110-199) and administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, non-profit organizations, and corrections institutions working on prisoner reentry.
National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC)
NYEC is a national membership network that improves the effectiveness of organizations seeking to help youth become productive citizens. The site creates networking and provides links to services, policies, laws and upcoming grants.
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC)
A federal resource for communities working to prevent violence committed by and against young people. The mission of the NYVPRC is to provide key leaders in communities—local government leaders and community leaders—with dynamic resources to help support their efforts to plan, develop, implement and evaluate effective youth violence prevention efforts.
PreventViolence.org, funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) to i.e. communications, LLC, is a resource for youth violence prevention advocates, policymakers and the media. The Web site provides policy updates and links to resources as well as archived materials. The archives consist of statistics and fact sheets, polling data and reports, and multimedia materials that were created for "Keeping Youth Safe" (a California statewide videoconference in 2004) and "Choices for Youth" (a public education campaign which ran from 2001-2003). These two award-winning public education campaigns provided advocates, elected officials and youth with strategies and promising programs to reduce violence against youth in California.
Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities
The Promising Practices Network (PPN) is dedicated to providing quality evidence-based information about what works to improve the lives of children, youth and families. The PPN site features summaries of programs and practices that are proven to improve outcomes for children. All of the information on the site has been screened for scientific rigor, relevance and clarity.
Violence Policy Center (VPC)
VPC works to stop the annual toll of death and injury from guns through research, advocacy and education.