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Document 028422
Gang and Security Threat Group Awareness
Florida Dept. of Corrections. Security Threat Intelligence Unit (Tallahassee, FL).
"In 1992, the Florida Department of Corrections began its efforts to identify the levels of gang activity within its inmate/offender population. Although we had not realized a significant number of disruptive incidents were attributed to gang activity, national trends and an increase in the intake of younger inmates prompted the Security Threat Group (STG) management initiative. The result is the comprehensive intelligence gathering program that has literally given us a "blueprint" of gang activ... Read More
Document 028461
‘‘From Your First Cigarette to Your Last Dyin’ Day’’: The Patterning of Gang Membership in the Life-Course
By Pyrooz, David C..
This article examines gang membership through a life-course lens. The life-course approach looks at how events in an individual's life history affect that person's future decisions and actions. Results are presented for: the correlates of gang membership in a national sample; the age-graded prevalence of gang membership; distinct pathways of gang membership in the life-course; and correlates of gang membership pathways. This study's findings "demonstrate that gang membership is strongly age-grad... Read More
24 pages
Document 029652
Vermont Community Justice Center Reparative Panel Programs: Outcome Evaluation Final Report
Vermont Center for Justice Research (Northfield Falls, VT); Norwich Studies and Analysis Institute (NSAI) (Northfield, VT).
"This outcome evaluation is specifically focused on Community Justice Center (hereafter, “CJC”) Reparative Panel programs. CJC Reparative Panel programs work with community members to meet with those affected by crime and those who committed the offense to develop agreements about how to repair the harm caused by the offense, including to affected relationships. This outcome evaluation of CJC Reparative Panel programs was designed to answer four questions associated with the post-program behavio... Read More
16 pages
Document 029631
Using Evidence-Based Interventions with Youth Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses
Models for Change (Washington, DC).
"Despite a growing body of research challenging traditional assumptions about youth who sexually offend, few jurisdictions have made a systematic effort to use this research to re-engineer the way in which they respond to these youth. One jurisdiction that has undertaken such a task is DuPage County, Illinois. With Models for Change support, the DuPage County juvenile court has taken steps to strengthen its responses to sexual offending by youth and, along the way, learned valuable lessons from ... Read More
4 pages
Document 029651
Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey
By Egley, Arlen, Jr.; Howell, James C.; Harris, Meena. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC).
"This fact sheet provides an overview of the nation’s gang problem. In 2012, there were an estimated 30,700 gangs (an increase from 29,900 in 2011) and 850,000 gang members (an increase from 782,500 in 2011) throughout 3,100 jurisdictions with gang problems (down from 3,300 in 2011). The number of reported gang-related homicides increased 20 percent from 1,824 in 2011 to 2,363 in 2012 (p. 1). Findings are organized according to: trends in gang activity; gang membership designation; and antigang ... Read More

4 pages
Document 029963
Aryan Prison Gangs and Law Enforcement
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (Montgomery, AL).
"This Southern Poverty Law Center video was created to help law enforcement agencies better prepare for encounters with Aryan prison gang members behind prison walls and on the streets … The video, which features correctional and law enforcement officers from California, Ohio and Texas, examines some of the most dangerous white supremacist prison gangs in America, including the Aryan Brotherhood, whose members or associates are believed to have killed at least four police officers and five corre... Read More

15 minutes
Document 027506
G.R.E.A.T. – Gang Resistance Education and Training
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC). Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR). G.R.E.A.T. Program (Tallahassee, FL).
“Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) is an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. The Program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children in the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent behavior.” Access is provided to: training information; instructor resources; news; compo... Read More
Document 023833
Review of the Phoenix/New Freedom Gang Intervention Curriculum
By Isorena, Teresa. California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Adult Research Branch (Sacramento, CA).
Results are provided from an assessment of the Phoenix/New Freedom gang intervention curriculum. This review contains these sections: background; general findings; conclusion and recommendations; and summary of telephone survey findings from New Jersey, Wisconsin, Florida, New Mexico, Georgia, and Ohio. The curriculum appears less than effective for females and younger children, yet still shows some promise.... Read More
8 p.
Document 023217
Sharing Gang Intelligence Bridging the Gap: Corrections - Police - Educators [Satellite/Internet Broadcast]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Aurora, CO).
Gangs are a growing national problem that all elements of the public safety community must effectively manage. Collaboration and information sharing are key to managing gangs effectively and safeguarding public and institutional safety. A diverse panel of experts addresses various processes, methods, technologies, partnerships, and information sharing programs related to gangs and their potential networks of intelligence. This broadcast will be of interest to police, corrections, military, and c... Read More
3 DVDs (249 min.) + 1 CD
Document 022537
Do No Harm: A Briefing Paper on the Reentry of Gang-Affiliated Individuals in New Jersey
By Greenberg, Richard. New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (Newark, NJ).
Strategies for reintegrating gang-affiliated offenders into New Jersey communities are explained. Sections after an executive summary are: introduction; background and context -- gangs and gang interventions, reentry dynamics of gang-affiliated individuals, and gang-related prison and parole programs in New Jersey; promising strategies -- pre-release and post-release interventions; and lessons learned.... Read More
27 p.
Document 026359
Security Threat Groups on the Inside
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice (Austin, TX).
Answers to frequently asked questions about Security Threat Groups (STGs) or prison gangs are provided. Topics covered include: what a STG is; the 12 STGs recognized in Texas prisons; why an offender joins a STG; what the indicators of STG membership are; how STGs recruit members; what administrative segregation is; what a STG can do to your family if your son/daughter joins; what STG members and/or their family and friends face upon their release from prison; and what to do to get out of a STG.... Read More
5 pages
Document 016993
Options for Managing Difficult Inmates [Videoconference held on June 13, 2001]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Difficult inmates, such as those who have gang affiliations, chronic behavioral problems or who are mentally or socially challenged, require more complex management interventions. This program presents a menu of options for managing difficult inmates, discusses barriers, and identifies resources. Segments of this presentation include:
  • Description of the "difficult" inmate
  • Criteria for placement and release to special housing
  • Program options that are working nationally
  • Ob... Read More
1 DVD (180 min.)
Document 014613
Gangs, Community and Corrections [Videoconference held June 10, 1998]
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This is a 2-hour forum on gang-related criminal activity in the community and within the correctional environment. Program objectives are to help viewers: identify gangs and deviant groups; create strategies for interagency collaboration; implement strategies for identification and management of gangs; and understand the impact of gangs on the community. The first half of the program focuses on problems related to gangs in the community. Points addressed include identifying gangs and deviant... Read More
1 DVD (125 min)
Document 003973
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting [January 22-24, 1995, Longmont, Colorado]
National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Jail administrators, recognizing the serious problems caused by gang members held in local jails, focused exclusively on the issue of gangs in jails at this meeting. Presentations centered on the following issues: identification of gang members; housing policies; relationship of gang activity to inmate services and programs; and how to address gang activity through intergovernmental cooperation. All participants expressed support for a "zero tolerance" policy in dealing with gangs in local jails... Read More
57 p.
Document 012769
Prison Security: Security Tips Checklists
By Milosovich, John T.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
These security tips checklists were compiled from prison security training seminars conducted through the National Institute of Corrections. Topics addressed include: security audits, facility planning, technology, post analysis, staff recruitment, programming, security threat groups, continuum of force, supermax institutions and emergency preparedness. The appendices include lists of crisis indicators, emergency response resources, benefits of good security, and consequences of poor security.... Read More
47 p.
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