In recent years the negative impact criminal gangs have on the quality of life has become a growing concern for
law enforcement and gang prevention/intervention specialist. The purpose of this website is to provide the
communities of Maryland, Washington D.C, and Virginia with a general knowledge of criminal gangs as well as
identify resources that are available to assist citizens address gang related issues.
Through a better understanding of gangs, the public can become an essential resource in combating gangs and in helping our youth avoid gang involvement.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-DD-BX-0554 awarded by the Bureau of
Justice Assistance. The Bureau of
Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also
includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice,
the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the SMART Office, and
the Office for Victims of Crime.
Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not
represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of