Training Resources Directory

  • National Gang Center (NGC): The NGC is a resource center for information and training on gang prevention, intervention, and suppression. The NGC provides a variety of resources to communities, including publications, training programs, and technical assistance.

  • is a federal website that provides information and resources on youth development, mental health, safety, transportation, housing, and employment. It is a resource for youth, parents, caregivers, and professionals who work with youth. This is sponsored by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is a group of federal agencies that work together to promote youth development and well-being. The IWGYP is led by the U.S. Department of Education and includes representatives from other agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Labor.

  • Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS): The COPS Office provides grants to law enforcement agencies to support community-oriented policing programs, including gang prevention programs. The COPS Office also provides training and technical assistance to help law enforcement agencies develop and implement effective gang prevention strategies.

**This list is constantly being updated

In addition to these official programs, there are many area based official organizations and other community-based gang prevention programs that are not funded by the federal government. These programs are often run by non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, and other community organizations.

It is important to note that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to gang prevention. The most effective gang prevention programs are those that are tailored to the specific needs of the community and that involve a partnership between law enforcement, schools, and community organizations.