ADVOCATE * COMMUNICATE * EDUCATE
The New York Gang Investigators Association was established in 2006 by criminal justice professionals who recognized the importance of sharing information and working with social service agencies, community-based organizations and the education system to impact the spread of gangs.
By bringing together those that are actively involved in the investigation, prosecution, suppression, intervention and prevention of criminal street gangs, prison gangs and extremist groups and their affiliations, the Association will provide a venue for collaboration and communication across disciplines.
The Association works in partnership with fellow gang investigators and law enforcement associations throughout the world to develop anti-gang strategies in the areas of gang prevention, gang intervention, gang enforcement, gang suppression, gang member rehabilitation and gang member re-entry into mainstream society.
- Providing professional training and workshops on gang awareness and identification, female gang members, gangs and rap music, understanding graffiti, bullying, hate groups, etc for law enforcement officers, social service agencies and community-based organizations.
- Working with school districts in educating staff about gang identifiers and activities.
- Setting up public forums to identify community concerns, brainstorm solutions, implement strategies and action plans regarding gang violence and develop successful youth violence intervention and prevention strategies.
- Formulating goals, objectives, tasks and performance measures of existing and new youth violence services and programs to ensure that limited resources are being allocated to successful programs with demonstrated measurable outcomes.