In the City of Jackson, Byrne JAG funds supported the implementation of the gang resistance and prevention Phoenix Curriculum for students in school, after school, and during the summer in order to teach them alternatives to gang membership and violence in a social learning atmosphere that stresses non-violent coping skills. This program includes parental involvement and is utilized by Juvenile Court when individuals are assessed as needing gang intervention and education.
State Agency Administrator: Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs
(News Article): Federal Partnership helps with 'steady reduction in crime' in Jackson (The Jackson Sun, 2017)
Schools; Campuses; Gangs; Juveniles; Violent Crime