Youth & Gang Violence Task Force

Resolution Establishing Taskforce, CR28-2008 (PDF): Council Resolution for the purpose of establishing the Youth and Gang Violence Prevention Task Force to review and evaluate the county’s violence-prevention programs and their impact upon county youth, and recommend appropriate changes, including measurements of success, to ensure a well-coordinated and systematic violence-prevention effort in the county.
Review a list of stakeholders appointed by council to the task force.

Annual Report 2013
The 2013 Annual Report (PDF) is a summary of the recommendations as outlined in the Prince George’s County Youth and Gang Taskforce Report 2009. The committee achieved its primary goal of bringing together numerous agencies and organizations to communicate and brainstorm about youth and gang violence.

2009 Task Force Report (PDF): Report resulting from CR28-2008 addressing recommendations, programs, and other information.
2004 Task Force Report (PDF): Report published in 2004 Prepared by the Joint County Gang prevention Task Force of Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, Maryland. A Spanish version (PDF) is also available.

Office of Youth Strategies & Programs
The Office of Youth Strategies and Programs provides outreach, guidance and support to government, faith-based and nonprofit organizations that provide services to children, youth and families. We promote and participate in a wide array of community meetings and programs which plan and offer services to children and youth to ensure their safety and well being.

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.

Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems
The Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems Report (PDF) provides guidance for communities that are considering how best to address a youth gang problem that already exists or threatens to become a reality. The guidance is based on the implementation of the Comprehensive Gang Model (Model) developed through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and most recently tested in OJJDP’s Gang Reduction Program.

Please contact the Youth Gang and Violent Prevention Task Force for more information or concerns of this program and other activities.