NGC Podcast

NGC Podcast

The National Gang Center’s Voices From the Field podcast shares engaging, in-depth conversations with experts exploring topics that contribute to the development of Community Violence Intervention strategies to address gang and gun violence in communities.

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February 5, 2024 45 mins

This episode features Marcel Martin, who is an intervention specialist with Center of Hope in Baltimore, Maryland. The Center of Hope is an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention grantee that is supported by the National Gang Center’s Training and Technical Assistance program. Marcel coordinates the center’s Kuji Youth Radio initiative, which is a prevention and intervention program that uses podcasting as a strategy...

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This episode focuses on understanding multigenerational influences in youth gangs and on how this knowledge can be applied to community violence intervention efforts aimed at interrupting the cycle of violence.  Topic areas include: 

 1.  Understanding the scope and impact of multigenerational gang associations  

2.  Identifying challenges and opportunities in working with youth and families with multigenerational gang associations  

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This episode focuses on understanding the impact of trauma on those exposed to gang-involved violence and on how trauma-informed policing can be applied to interrupt the cycle of violence.  Topic areas include: 

  1. Understanding how trauma impacts those exposed to gang-involved violence and contributes to the cycle of violence 
  2. Understanding how traditional responses may negatively impact outcomes for victims, witnesses, and offende...
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This episode focuses on identifying opportunities for intervention along the course of youth gang association and applying this knowledge to develop community violence intervention efforts aimed at interrupting the cycle of violence. Topic areas include: 

  1. Reviewing the dynamics of gang involvement including “pushes and pulls” that motivate youth gang association and the trajectory of gang embeddedness 
  2. Understanding factors that ...
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This episode shares lessons learned from David L. Carter, Ph.D., a professor and researcher with the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice.  This conversation highlights Dr. Carter’s work in Homicide Process Mapping:  Best Practices for Increasing Homicide Clearances, focusing on how law enforcement can improve investigative outcomes in communities impacted by serious and entrenched gang and gun violence problems.

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This episode shares lessons learned from Jay Franklin, a gang prevention and intervention expert from Riverside, California, with decades of experience working with gang-involved youth in communities impacted by serious gang and gun violence.   

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This episode shares lessons learned from Victor González, Jr., a gang prevention and intervention expert from Houston, Texas, with decades of experience working with gang-involved youth in communities impacted by serious gang and gun violence.  

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