President Donald J. Trump has issued a proclamation recognizing September 20 to 26, 2020 as National Gang Violence Prevention Week. This weeklong observance is dedicated to combating gang violence in communities nationwide. OJJDP supports a range of programs and activities designed to prevent and suppress gang violence and recruitment. OJJDP also assists young victims and witnesses of gang violence. The OJJDP-supported National Gang Center, co-funded with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides information, training, and technical assistance to help communities address gang problems.

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