Phoenix Gang Intervention and Prevention
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Welcome to Phoenix Gang Intervention Programs, state-of-the-art treatment programs for gang intervention, built on respected concepts of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI). These evidence-based resources provide the most comprehensive approach to gang intervention in corrections and community settings.

We are listed as a promising program by the National Gang Center/OJJDP/Bureau of Justice Assistance (Department of Justice). [link].

We provide evidence-based treatment and curriculum resources for use in correctional, probation, parole, detention, diversion, school, and community-based programs.

These highly successful and innovative resources are used nationwide in correctional settings to address the risk factors underlying gang recruitment and gang involvement, and provide antigang strategies for both gang intervention programs and gang prevention programs (see the terms gang intervention and gang prevention explained).

These program resources are based on state-of-the-art evidence-based models. They include significant elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET), including specific tools for motivational interviewing (MI) in each of the workbooks. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) promotes re-evaluation of dysfunctional emotions and behaviors to bring about change. Motivational enhancement therapy (MET) seeks to promote change by making the client aware of problems and consequences of behavior. The motivational interviewing (MI) tools we provide are non-confrontational and gently provoke awareness. We can work with you to customize a gang intervention curriculum using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET) techniques specifically to the needs of your facility or community program.

One of our strongest features is that we tailor our resources to your specific needs, objectives, and time constraints. With over 200 resources available, we can provide specific suggestions to assist you. If you have a question, please contact us. If you need help selecting the right materials, please visit our more detailed consultation form.

Programming Areas

Gang InterventionComprehensive gang intervention workbooks address needs and risk factors underlying joining a gang, leaving a gang, gang violence, and the gang mindset. These antigang strategies allow participants to identify personal risk factors and develop action plans to address them. [more]

Diversion and Drug Court — highly successful community programs, diversion programs, community-based organizations (CBOs), and probation programs are currently using these resources for gang intervention. Please contact us for details and references. [more]

Resources for Gang Prevention Programs — suitable for school, after-school, and community-based programs for grades 4-8. Includes workbooks, individual and group activities, lesson plans, and teacher support materials. Resources were developed for use with high-risk youth in high-risk schools and communities. Additional materials can be used in gang prevention programs for lower- and medium-risk students, schools, and communities. Separate materials available for girls' programs. [more]

Alternative Schools — antigang strategies and curricular options for alternative schools. [more]

Detention — a wide range of short-stay and extended treatment detention center program packages. Easy to tailor to federal stimulus programs, and popular in community programs run by government agencies and community-based organizations (CBOs). [more]

Probation — a wide range of probation program packages. Easy to tailor to federal stimulus programs, these resources are popular with community programs run by government agencies or community-based organizations. [more]

Films — one of our most exciting new offers is our four new films for gang intervention and prevention programs. [more]

Female Gang Issues — comprehensive gender-specific antigang strategies for female gang members (in youth gangs and prison gangs). Resources address needs and risk factors underlying joining a gang, gang involvement, gang violence, leaving a gang, and the gang "mindset." These antigang strategies help participants identify their personal risk factors and develop action plans to address them [more]

Anger, Aggression, and Violence — Anger and gang violence resources for gang intervention and gang prevention programs address risk factors underlying aggression and violence. Participants identify their personal triggers and risk factors and develop action plans to address these issues. Skill-building practice in avoiding violence, refusal skills, and conflict resolution. [more]

Community Re-Integration and Aftercare — evidence-based materials that address typical issues involved in community reintegration. Highly interactive materials that address critical gang avoidance and recovery skills for use in gang intervention programs. [more]

Motivational enhancement/motivational interviewing (MI/MET) and cognitive-behavioral (CBT) Gang Intervention Resources — addresses issues underlying gang activity and criminal thinking (for use in gang intervention and gang prevention programs). [more]

Life Skills — How do you keep clients away from gang violence? Helps gang members, adults and juveniles alike, develop skills for daily living such vocational readiness, in both gang intervention and gang prevention programs. [more]

Spanish Language Resources — we offer many programs for Spanish speaking gang members, as well as counselors working in gang intervention and gang prevention programs. [more]

Gang Intervention Vocational Readiness Programs — vocational readiness materials are designed for gang intervention and gang prevention community or correctional programs (adult and juvenile versions available). Developed for former gang members who do not have extensive work histories, these workbooks and lessons guide the process of self-examination, confidence-building, preparation, job-seeking, interviewing, and keeping a job. [more]

Community-Based Programs — selected resources, such as vocational readiness and life skills, designed for day and residential community-based programs for both gang intervention and gang prevention. [more]

Dual Diagnosis and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs — behavioral health and substance abuse treatment program resources (male and female versions). Includes detailed treatment and planning guidance. [more]

Adult Gangs & Prison Gangs Intervention — gang violence in prisons can be staggering. Our programs can help correctional institutions address prison gangs. [more]

Support Information

Decision Tool: Intervention or Prevention? — helps you pick the right material for you. [more]

Logic Model — our logic model is available on the web in PDF format (make sure you have a PDF reader before viewing). Our programs provide the tools and guidance for you to monitor immediate and intermediate outcomes. Click here (PDF format) for a detailed logic model of this program, and please contact us for more information. For additional information about our programs and services, browse through our web site. [PDF]

Resource Catalog — a PDF listing of all of our resources. The last eight pages include Spanish language resources. [PDF]

Phoenix Curriculum Catalog — marketing piece explaining The Phoenix Curriculum in detail. [PDF]

Teacher's Manual & Security Staff Manual — Teacher's Manual & Security Staff Manual provided, and train-the-teacher programs available. [more]

Pricing Information — information on how our prices work. [more]

Program Features

Project PHOENIX: A Gang Intervention and Prevention Program for High-Risk Youth (New Jersey), using these resources, was awarded the 2004 "Spirit of Excellence Award" at the 2004 Seventh International Gang Specialist Training Conference.
- National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC)

What's New?

- Federal Stimulus Funds
- Logic Model
- Prevention Information

Our gang intervention and prevention program resources are designed with the following features:

  • All materials provided under a "site license" allowing your organization unlimited duplication at your facility
  • Based on cognitive-behavioral (CBT), motivational enhancement (MET), and evidence-based antigang strategies
  • Materials have motivational enhancement therapy (MET) and motivational interviewing (MI) tools built in
  • Logical scope and sequence support use in school programs, afterschool and community-based programs, a gang intervention and gang prevention curriculum, or correctional settings (with counselors or education staff)
  • Flexible program length supports a gang intervention curriculum up 600 hours
  • Evidence-based programs used in grant-funded programs
  • Grade 4-5 reading level Juvenile and adult gang program options
  • Gender-specific gang intervention and gang prevention curriculum for both males and females
  • Primarily workbook-based, with helpful lesson plans, frequent checklists, charts, tables, and activity cards for skills practice. Supports use in the classroom, with individuals, and in groups for both gang intervention and gang prevention curriculum-based programs
  • Behavioral objectives are identified for all gang intervention and gang prevention curriculum workbooks and can be tailored to any state-specific standards or grant guidelines
  • You can adapt to your objectives, time frame, budget, grant requirements, and preferred method of delivery
  • Program certified for high school credits (Carnegie Credits)
  • Addresses vocational readiness
  • Priced affordably

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Related Program Resources

New Freedom Program Resources

These evidence-based workbooks address issues underlying gang activity and other problem behaviors. Topics include violence at home, problems at home, substance abuse and other dependencies, individual risk factors, dealing with difficult feelings, and common issues underlying problem behaviors. The materials focus on guiding and accelerating the process of individual change. Other topics include the development and application of needed coping skills: refusal skills, escape skills, conflict avoidance, rehabilitation & habilitation, life planning, and risk factors management. The goal is the development of "self-efficacy," critical to success in avoiding future problems. New Freedom resources are in use in close to a thousand juvenile facilities and programs. The resources are available in Spanish and English, and support programs of up to 750 hours. Many of these resources are helpful in dealing with adult gangs and prison gangs. [link]

The Phoenix Curriculum

Comprehensive gang prevention resources, including for younger audiences at risk of becoming gang members. These antigang strategies address school gangs and early intervention. [link]


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