ERIC Number: ED445142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Addressing Community Gang Problems: A Practical Guide. Monograph.
Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, DC.
This monograph provides guidelines for agencies and community groups to develop individualized responses to local gang problems. The manual contains a foundation for understanding the diverse nature of gangs, the problems they pose, and the harm they cause. Two models are presented for addressing gang-related problems. The problem-solving model to be applied to gang problems is often referred to as SARA, for the four steps in the process: scanning, analysis, response, and assessment. The gang-problem triangle is a method of analyzing or developing a deeper understanding of local gang problems and pointing to fruitful avenues of response. The guide contains these chapters: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Defining the Community's Gang(s)"; (3) "Gang Involvement in Drugs and Violence"; (4)"Gang Graffiti"; (5) "Needs Assessments for Gang Problems"; (6) "Addressing Gang Problems through Strategic Planning"; (7) "Civil Remedies for Gang-Related Harm"; and (8) "Evaluating Anti-Gang Efforts." Two appendixes list references and sources for further information. (Contains 51 exhibits and 138 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Delinquency, Juvenile Gangs, Models, Problem Solving, Program Development, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
For full text, see http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, DC.
Note: For a companion monograph, "Urban Street Gang Enforcement," see ED 427 146. Contributors were John Stedman, Deborah Lamin Weisel, Robert P. McNamara, High Nugent, William Spelman, Marilyn B. Ayres, and George E. Capowich.