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.
Gang Intervention — Comprehensive 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Our gang intervention and prevention program resources are designed with the following features:
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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