This study evaluates the community impact of a locally popular gang intervention strategy, the Civil Gang Injunction, on neighborhood residents. Researchers predicted immediate and long-term effects on residents’ perceptions and experience of crime, gang activity and neighborhood quality. The study results offer guidance for program development for practitioners contemplating use of this strategy.

Coauthored with Cheryl L. Maxson, Ph.D; Karen Hennigan, Ph.D; and Kathy A. Kolnick

National Institute of Justice Award Number: 98-IJ-CX-0038