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Parents, teachers and school administrators play a critical role in securing the safety of our community.  The United States Attorney's Office is eager to partner with your school community to promote a safe and healthy learning environment.

The United States Attorney's Office, in conjunction with our state and local partners, has developed a multimedia presentation to educate parents and teachers about the dangers of gangs that recruit students in our state.

The presentation informs adults about how to protect young people from criminal gangs. The presentation includes a brief history of gangs, identifies gangs operating in Maryland and provides prevention and intervention strategies and resources.

Designed by a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certified teacher specifically for school based audiences, and approved by MSDE’s Director of Student Services and Alternative Programs, this program is free, and available in two versions:

  • Teacher/ staff - approximately 50 minutes (faculty meetings, staff development)
  • Parent  - approximately 70 minutes (PTA meetings, community forums)

The presentation is not based on fear, and does not include graphic imagery.  It supports the academic mission of the school and meets Safe Schools Act training mandates.

If you or your parent organization would like to have this program presented at your school, please contact Vincent DeVivo, Community Outreach Specialist, at 410-209-4832 or Vincent.Devivo@usdoj.gov.

As part of a coordinated statewide program to prevent future gang activity in Maryland, the United States Attorney's Office, in conjunction with our state and local partners, has developed a multimedia presentation to educate parents and teachers about the dangers of gangs that recruit students in our state.

The presentation is designed to inform adults about how best to protect young people from criminal gangs. The presentation includes a brief history of gangs, identifies gangs operating in Maryland, suggests prevention and intervention strategies, and provides gang prevention and intervention resources.

This program is free of charge and available for your PTA, faculty, and professional development meetings.  It has been designed by a MSDE certified teacher specifically for school based audiences and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Director of Student Services and Alternative Programs.

  • staff version - approximately 50 minutes (faculty meetings, staff development)
  • parent version- approximately 70 minutes (PTA meetings, community forums, etc.)
  • not fear based; no graphic imagery    
  • supportive of the academic mission of the school
  • meets Safe Schools Act training mandates

Parents, teachers and school administrators play a critical role in securing the safety and welfare of our community, and the United States Attorney's Office is eager to partner with your school community to promote a safe and healthy learning environment.

If you or your parent organization would like to have this program presented at your school, please contact Vincent DeVivo, School Outreach Coordinator at the Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute at (410)-875-3424.

Northern Division Gang Prosecutions

Black Guerilla Family (BGF)

Dead Man Inc.:

LaTrobe Homes

Pagans

Howard County Bloods

PDL Bloods

Rollling' 20's Bloods

South Side Brims Bloods

Other Gangs

Southern Division Gang Prosecutions

18th Street

Latin Kings

MS-13

 

Maryland Gangs: Information and Prevention

Information database on gang activity in maryland, Virginia, and D.C .

www.gangs.umd.edu or http://www.hidtagangs.org

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Gang Intelligence

410-480-7841

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline

800-422-0009

National Gang Center

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs

 

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