Gun Violence Resource Hub

Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative
Type of Strategy:
Gun violence prevention area(s):

Comprehensive anti-gang initiatives combine enforcement, prevention, and reentry efforts to target gang-related gun violence in high-crime neighborhoods. Sites that implement this approach to tailor the program to their communities’ strengths and areas of need. Enforcement efforts include increased federal, state, and local prosecution; prosecution screening; and hot spots policing. Prevention and intervention efforts include skill building, education, outreach, school-based prevention, and substance use treatment. Reentry efforts include outreach and community-based services for individuals reentering the community following incarceration.

Primary implementing agency:
  • Law enforcement
Potential partnering agencies:
  • Community organizations
  • Reentry partners
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PSN Pillars

Community Engagement
Focused and Strategic Enforcement
Prevention and Intervention
  • Types of Strategy

  • Types of Gun Violence