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Definition: An ongoing organization or group, formal or informal, which is involved in criminal activity on a regular basis.
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Alberta Resources

The Community Solution to Gang Violence is an initiative comprised of diverse group of individuals, including private citizens, community organizations and all levels of government, who work collaboratively on a strategic, community-wide approach to address the issue of gangs and gang violence. We strive to enhance a sense of community responsibility and commitment to address gang violence, promote positive youth development and develop conditions to prevent young people from becoming involved in gangs, and create a community-wide plan and network of support to find solutions to gang violence.
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Victims of Violence provides this research on gangs. This resource discusses the role of the media, the involvement of girls, as well as the structure and organization of gangs. It also discusses preventative measures, such as legal and community approaches.

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This online resource is provided by the Edmonton Police Services and contains information about various aspects of gangs and gang life, including: Traits of Gang Members; Communities vs Gangs; Getting Out of A Gang; Graffiti and Tagging; and Organized Crime Legislation.
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This online resource is provided by the Calgary Police. It has information on what the Calgary Police are doing to combat gangs, as well as more general information about gangs and the gang life, a fact section (images may be found to be disturbing to some viewers), and information on what parents can do.

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This online resource is provided by the Calgary Police. It has information on what the Calgary Police are doing to combat gangs, as well as more general information about gangs and the gang life, a fact section (images may be found to be disturbing to some viewers), and information on what parents can do.
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REACH is Edmonton's Council for Safe Communities. REACH is a community-based organization working to mobilize and coordinate organizations, community groups and Edmontonians to find innovative solutions to prevention and community safety.

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Credit and debt, Crime prevention, Gangs, Multiculturalism, Prostitution and pornography, Public safety, School safety, Sexual harassment

Canada/Federal

The RCMP Drugs & Organized Crime Awareness Service (DOCAS) is committed through partnerships in making communities safer and healthier by providing all Canadians with the tools needed to meaningfully reduce substance use/abuse and organized crime related problems. On this website you can learn more about programs like: Aboriginal Shield, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), and Kids and Drugs: A parent's guide to prevention.

Related keywords: Crimes and offences, Drugs and alcohol, Gangs

They're Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth. The service is completely anonymous and confidential - they don't trace calls, they don't use call display. You don't even have to tell them your name if you don't want to. (1-800-668-6868)

Related keywords: Bullying, Child abuse, Gangs, Harassment, Relationship violence, School safety, Victim support and victim rights, Youth criminal justice

Organized Crime is one of five strategic priorities established by the RCMP. It is defined by Canada’s Criminal Code as crime committed by any group of at least three people that has as one of its main purposes or activities the facilitation or commission of one or more serious offences where the primary motive is profit.

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The Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security (formerly the Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption) studies transnational phenomena and normative issues at the intersections of crime, security and human rights, including legal regulation and intelligence governance in relation to terrorism and counter-terrorism. As a continuation of the former mandate of the Centre, special emphasis is placed on a transnational crime research node.

Related keywords: Crimes and offences, Gangs