New Jersey Department of Education


Gang presence and involvement affect student engagement in school, student academic achievement and student and staff safety and attendance.  In addition to appropriate coordination with law enforcement authorities, the school’s role in gang prevention and intervention, involves keeping students in school and engaged, fostering attachments to and building relationships among school staff, students and the educational process, and maintaining safe and secure school environments, in an effort to build students’ resilience to the pressures of gangs.  The information provided below is intended to aid schools in addressing gang issues and concerns.

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