Chattanooga Comprehensive Gang Assessment

(Inactive) Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies   (Chattanooga)

May 2012 to September 2012

This is an assessment of gangs and gang activity in the Chattanooga area. Using the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention (OJJDP) guide, the assessment draws upon census, crime, and educational data to determine the extent and nature of gang activity in the region. Focus groups and survey methodologies capture community perceptions of gangs. This will play an important role in the community's response to gangs and gang violence.