Northern Virginia Gang Task Force Comprehensive Gang Assessment
The Northern Virginia Gang Task Force (NVGTF), a multi-discipline and multi-jurisdictional partnership to impact gang activity in Northern Virginia, released a comprehensive gang assessment spanning five years of information compiled on overall crime, gang crime, and school data. The assessment followed the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, a structured, multi-pronged strategy to specifically define the problem of gangs in a given area. The comprehensive assessment is the first of its kind nationally, documenting the impact of gangs and gang crime in Northern Virginia. The assessment is not a strategy, but it is a necessary step to assess where current initiatives are focused and provide a framework which can be used to further develop programs going forward.
Read the Fall 2013 issueof the Alexandria Gang Prevention Community Task Force newsletter.
Prevención de la explotación sexual de menores Las palabras explotación evocan una cantidad de reacciones y sentimientos. Quizás una de las más devastadores es el silencio, nuestra incapacidad o falta de disposición como sociedad a hablar de este problema horrendo.
Human Trafficking of Children in the United States: A Fact Sheet for Schools
An unknown number of U.S. citizens and legal residents are trafficked within the country for sexual servitude and forced labor. Contrary to a common assumption, human trafficking is not just a problem in other countries. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. territories. Victims of human trafficking can be children or adults, U.S. citizens or foreign nationals, male or female.
Fights Against Gangs and Prevention Programs (May 21)
In Fairfax County, VA, law enforcers say that crimes committed by gang members have significantly reduced , and this has been due to the operation of police experts that investigate gangs, and the youth at-risk programs that prevent youngsters from joining gangs. Such programs include sports such as soccer.
Make a Change ( M.A.C. ) - Tattoo Removal Program
Have you committed to leaving the gang lifestyle? Tired of living with that tattoo? Let us help you.
M.A.C. is a no-cost service for residents of the Greater Prince William Area below the age of 29 who have demonstrated a commitment to change their life for the better by leaving the gang lifestyle and who need their gang tattoos removed.
NOTE: The free gang tattoo removal is available to Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington and Alexandria.
Did You Know???
Important information about gang crimes, properties used in gang crimes, and other gang related matters.
Gang Prevention Brochure Resources for gang prevention information and support in your area of Northern Virginia.
See program brochure
Gang Reduction Study - Findings from the evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and delinquency Prevention's Gang Reduction Program on gang-related crime.
Cities and Counties across the Northern Virginia region are working in partnership to mitigate the threat of gang activity in our area through law enforcement, prevention, education and intervention initiatives as part of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force. In addition to the work of our valued law enforcement professionals, whose collaboration across jurisdictions has resulted in a decrease in gang-related crime in Northern Virginia over the past 4 years operation, prevention specialists across the region are continuing to work together to build and enhance positive programs that help support young people and adults in our community. Part of this work involves informing the community of supports, programs and resources that are available.
Whether you are:
A young person needing to find someone to talk to, are interested in looking for a job or are bored and wanting to find an activity, a parent who is worried and looking for some tips or support, a staff member looking for resources for a client, an interested community resident looking for information or to find out how you can “give back” to support prevention activities (such as mentoring or other volunteer opportunities),
you will find suggestions and contact information of people who are here to help with these and other issues.
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