District of Columbia - Gang Prevention: Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires the adoption of comprehensive gang prevention and intervention policies addressing multiple components.

D.C. Code 5–132.02. Establishment of the Metropolitan Police Department School Safety Division; functions of the School Safety Division.

(d)

  • (1) The School Safety Division shall develop a plan to be implemented before the beginning of each DCPS school year for protecting children walking to and from DCPS and public charter schools and for protecting children from gang and crew violence on, in, and around DCPS and public charter schools’ property. Beginning in 2009, this plan shall be provided to the Mayor, the Council, and the Chancellor, by August 15th of each year.
  • (2) The plan shall include a description of:
    • (A) Safety issues children may face during passage to and from school, and recommended solutions to these issues; and
    • (B) A description of specific gang and crew conflicts and recommended solutions for the protection of children from gang and crew violence on, in, and around DCPS and public charter schools property.
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