Part XI

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The New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) understands
that gangs and gang related activities impact every community in
our State. The JJC works with schools, community organizations
and other law enforcement agencies to combat juvenile street
gangs and help young people succeed.
The JJC has responded with a comprehensive program that
addresses youth gangs at all levels. With funding from the NJ
Department of Education, the JJC has developed a cutting-edge
education curriculum, entitled Phoenix, that corresponds with the NJ
Core Curriculum Standards.0a0a0MFM-ThugLifeChooseMFM2This course can be tailored for youth in secure and residential

programs, as well as county-operated detention centers and

community-based programs. The workbook-based lessons
provide structure and support, and clearly identify the progress
of participants. The most important goal of the curriculum is
developing self-efficacy skills, thereby allowing juveniles to
understand how to react to risky situations, and to think through
their actions and responses to avoid future gang involvement.
To expand its reach, the JJC is forming partnerships with
communities to train others in the Phoenix curriculum. The JJC
is also coordinating with the county offices of probation, as well as
the police departments, to build a “safety net” of resources for
youth in the community. 101_2482_2
Experienced JJC staff are available to conduct workshops.
One-day training sessions can be adapted to meet an audience’s
specific needs and information level.

The New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) understands
that gangs and gang related activities impact every community in
our State. The JJC works with schools, community organizations
and other law enforcement agencies to combat juvenile street
gangs and help young people succeed.
The JJC has responded with a comprehensive program that
addresses youth gangs at all levels. With funding from the NJ
Department of Education, the JJC has developed a cutting-edge
education curriculum, entitled Phoenix, that corresponds with the NJ
Core Curriculum Standards.
This course can be tailored for youth in secure and residential
programs, as well as county-operated detention centers and
community-based programs. The workbook-based lessons
provide structure and support, and clearly identify the progress
of participants. The most important goal of the curriculum is
developing self-efficacy skills, thereby allowing juveniles to
understand how to react to risky situations, and to think through
their actions and responses to avoid future gang involvement.
To expand its reach, the JJC is forming partnerships with
communities to train others in the Phoenix curriculum.

706 The JJC is also coordinating with the county offices of probation, as well as
the police departments, to build a “safety net” of resources for
youth in the community.
Experienced JJC staff are available to conduct workshops.
One-day training sessions can be adapted to meet an audience’s
specific needs and information level.

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— original source: http://www.nj.gov/ —

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