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Webinar to Address Gang Prevention

Below is Information of an upcoming event to address Youth & Gangs.  If you’re interested in participating I encourage you to please register. Also please forward the information to any interested person or organization. Thank you

Webinar To Address Gang Prevention
On April 21, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. E.T., the National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk will host a Webinar on gang prevention. Gang Prevention From Multiple Perspectives: Federal, Research, and Practice will explore youth involvement in gangs, including current data and initiatives, research, and prevention and reduction strategies, with emphasis on school-based programs.

Presenters will include staff from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention with gang-related expertise.The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice. 

The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center is designed for the Education of Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or at Risk (NDTAC)

NDTAC, according to their web site, serves as a National resource center to provide direct assistance to states, schools, communities, and parents seeking information on the education of children and youth who are considered neglected, delinquent, or at risk.

A primary focus of the center is the education of youth involved in the justice system.

For additional information on the National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or at Risk (NDTAC)  For additional information on the efforts of NDTAC go to  www.neglected-delinquent.org/

Event Title: Gang Prevention From Multiple Perspectives: Federal, Research, and Practice

Event Type: Webinar
Event Date: April 21, 2010, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
Event Description:
Low school attachment and poor academic achievement are known risk factors for youth to become involved in gangs (source: “Frequently Asked Questions About Gangs” from the National Gang Center, http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/About/FAQ#q15). Title I, Part D, funding and programs can target gang reduction and prevention programs in an effort to achieve better outcomes for youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at-risk. This Webinar will explore youth involvement in gangs, including current data and initiatives, research, and prevention and reduction strategies. Emphasis will be given to school-based programs.

Dennis Mondoro, Strategic Community Development Officer, and Steffie Rapp, Program Manager, from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), will provide a Federal perspective on youth involvement in gangs, discuss OJJDP’s current gang prevention initiatives, and share national data on this topic. Dr. Finn Esbensen, the Desmond Lee Professor of Youth Crime and Violence in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will discuss the risk factors of gang involvement and how gang prevention and reduction programs should address those risk factors, with a focus on the education setting. Tim Cowan, Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT), School Resource Officer, Garland Police Department, Garland, Texas, and Tony Ostos, Program Manager, Gang Resistance Is Paramount (GRIP), Paramount, CA, will provide insight on gangs and discuss the characteristics, strategies and outcomes associated with each program.

 

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