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National Gang Center Blog Discusses Study on Reducing Youth Gang Membership and Delinquency
The National Gang Center has posted a new blog examining a study cosponsored by OJJDP and the National Institute of Justice on reducing youth gang membership and delinquency among gang-involved youth. The study evaluated a trial modification of the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) model on youth from the Philadelphia Juvenile and Family Court. The study found that the FFT model was effective for reducing delinquency, substance use, and recidivism for youth at high risk for gang membership.
- Learn more out the OJJDP-funded National Gang Center.
- Read about the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model for helping communities with gang prevention, intervention, and suppression.
- See OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide for gang prevention programs and read the literature review on gang prevention.