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Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun and gang crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun and gun crime and providing these programs with additional tools necessary to be successful. NCPC aids this effort by providing training and technical assistance during the Anti-gang Training Conferences and training directly to sites.

Conference Trainings and Supplemental Trainings

NCPC exhibits at each conference and provides workshop sessions on how to effectively work with parents who have children involved in gang activity or vulnerable to involvement with a gang and how to reduce crime by design -- looking at the neighborhoods environment and assessing what conditions exist that generates gang and criminal activity and behavior.

NCPC also provides supplemental training.  If you are 
interested in any additional gang prevention workshops, or another 
workshops (click here to see the supplemental training offering list), 
please contact:

Charles Sczuroski, Master Trainer

Sarita Hill Coletrane, Senior Training Manager

Gang Prevention Resources

Gang Fact Sheets

 Protecting Communities with Anti-gang Injunctions Fact Sheet
 Gang Violence Poster
 Gang Violence Flyer
 NCPC Gang Fact Sheet
 Gang Violence Palm Card
 NCPC Gang Fact Sheet - Adult
 NCPC Gang Fact Sheet - Youth
 New Technical Fact Sheet - Sustaining Your Gang Prevention Efforts
A CCDO-sponsored publication by the National Crime Prevention Council focused on develpemnt of Anti-Gang efforts.

Gang-related Webinars

Houston Mayor's Anti-Gang Office
As part of its "Gang Talk Thursday" webinar series NCPC presents the city of Houston's Mayor's Anti-Gang Office and Gang Task Force. Patrica Harrington, ...

Girls in Gangs

The number of girls in gangs is growing rapidly; there are an estimated 60,000 to 80,000 female members today in the United States according to U.S department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention... Click here to read more.

Tips for Girls to Avoid Gangs

Avoid associating with gang members. Avoid starting a romantic relationship with a known gang member Click here to read more...

Tips for Parents to Prevent Your Daughter from Gang Involement

Never believe “not my child”. Spend quality time with your daughter. This will keep lines of communication open for a healthy honest relationship.  Click here to read more...

Tips for Schools to Prevent Students from Gang Involvement

It can be difficult for school administrators and faculty to watch students at all times. Known gang members that attend school are usually recognized and feared among faculty and students alike. It is important to remember that students who are not gang affiliated deserve to be provided with a safe learning environment. Click here to read more..

Gang Prevention Strategies

 Identifying and Addressing a Gang Problem
Strategy State laws can help police enforce against youth gang crime,  including graffiti, coercion of members, illegal trafficking in ...

Battling Gangs: A Novel Use of Civil Injunctions
According National District Attorney's Association (NDDA), the United States has 30,000 gangs with 800,000 members whose crimes, tactics, and strategies are ...

Strategy: Gang Prevention Through Community Intervention With High-Risk Youth
Strategy Coordinated intervention by the community and law enforcement personnel reduces the likelihood that high-risk youth with become involved...

 Casting Too Wide a Net
Cities all across the nation are doing what they can to stem gang violence and..

Gang-related Publications

Be Smart and Safe with McGruff

Growing up can be tough and sometimes it's hard fro children and youth to make choices that will keep them safe and healthy. Be Smart and Safe With McGruff provides parents and guardians with quick and fun activities to do with their children to help start conversations about friends, school, and experiences in the neighborhood. this booklet will help children stay safe and strengthen the parent/child relationship.

Community Works

Community Works is a curriculum that combines education and action to reduce teen victimization and involve young people in service to their communities. The program's three components-interactive lessons that provide practical crime prevention knowledge, community resource people, and youth-led service-learning projects--provide young people with the tools and skills they need to create that change. Community Works is a program of NCPC's Teens, Crime and the Community initiative. The revised and expanded two-volume manual provides everything a teacher or facilitator needs to implement a program that will motivate young people to take safety seriously and to make their communities better and safer. Two-volume set includes Charting Success: A Workbook for Developing Service-learning Projects.

Keeping Kids Safe Kit

This comprehensive kit teachers, law enforcement officers, youth organization leaders, and other community members contains a variety of materials for children pre-K through fifth grade. These background papers, interactive activities , worksheet, and posters cover topics such as bullies; guns and other weapons; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; conflict management; and much more. I includes a cassette tape and songbook.

Initiatives for Children and Youth 

NCPC's Initiatives for Children and Youth (CY) develops and promotes campaigns, materials, websites, programs, trainings, and policies that enable families and communities to create healthy and safe environments for childen and youth.  Many of these tools and resources focus on crime-related issues children and youth face such as bullying, conflict, alcohol and drug use, gangs, safety at home, school, and in the neighborhood, victimization, and violence. 

Please also visit for the Project Safe Neighborhoods website.


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