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Gangs - Training and Technical Assistance

The following training and technical assistance opportunities are a sample of those available through nationally recognized agencies and associations.

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
BJA NTTAC serves as a major source of justice-related training and technical assistance information and resources, and offers specialized assistance on matters affecting the criminal justice field.

Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program's primary objective is prevention and is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership.

National Gang Center (NGC): Training and Technical Assistance
The NGC is a collaborative effort between the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This Web site features the latest information about anti-gang programs and links to a wide range of resources.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
The mission of NTTAC is to promote the use of best practices and support the delivery of high quality training and technical assistance that reflect the diversity of populations within the United States. NTTAC accomplishes this mission by working with the juvenile justice field to facilitate access to training and technical assistance resources and by working with providers to build training and technical assistance capacity.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Strategic Planning Tool
The OJJDP Strategic Planning Tool was developed to assist in assessing a community's gang problem and planning strategies to deal with it. Although originally created for cities participating in the OJJDP Gang Reduction Program, the tool can be used by any community.

Justice Events Calendar

The NCJRS Justice Events calendar offers a comprehensive list of conferences, workshops, seminars, and other events.

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