Can Civil Gang Injunctions Change Communities? A Community Assessment of the Impact of Civil Gang Injunctions [open pdf - 1MB]
"Research Goals and Objectives: This study evaluates the community impact of a locally popular gang intervention strategy, the Civil Gang Injunction, on neighborhood residents. Researchers predicted immediate and long-term effects on residents perceptions and experience of crime, gang activity and neighborhood quality. The study results offer guidance for program development for practitioners contemplating use of this strategy. The study surveyed 797 San Bernardino residents in five neighborhoods eighteen months prior and 1229 residents six months subsequent to the issuance of an injunction. Roughly two-thirds were Latino with the remainder equally distributed among other ethnic categories. All participants were adults; two-thirds were female."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.org/