A Community Outreach Initiative
The Gang Free NM Project is the Prevention/Intervention branch of the New Mexico Gang Investigators Association, dedicated to educating the public that they themselves might be better protected by supporting the development of partnerships between criminal justice agencies, the private sector, and communities with the goal of working towards reducing gang crime, the involvement of youth in criminal gang activity and the prevention of any organized criminal activity.
The NMGIA has dedicated resources to bring criminal justice and private sector partners to the table to address security threat concerns posed by gangs in the community. With your help, we can focus enforcement efforts to contribute to a safer community.
PARENT/GUARDIAN & FAMILY TRAINING
We offer training programs to help parents/guardians identify warning signs of child involvement in criminal gangs, awareness of negative influencers contributing to gang involvement and preventative measures to intervene in child involvement in criminal gangs.
We support and promote a mix of Prevention, Intervention, Education, and Enforcement programs and initiatives to identify and deter at-risk youth from involvement in criminal gang activities.
The Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program is an evidence-based, national and international gang and violence prevention program. The NMGIA is committed to providing financial support to fund G.R.E.A.T Officer, Families and In-service training and will provide personnel to establish and bolster the Elementary school, Middle school, Summer and Families programs across New Mexico. For more information visit www.great-online.org
The International Gang Awareness Week is designed to bring global awareness to the violent problems criminal gangs pose to communities and reach at-risk children who are susceptible to gang recruitment. Originally held as a one day event, has been expanded to include a full week of events to coincide with the beginning of the school year. Administered by NAGIA and its 25 member associations across the US and Canada. Mexico, South America and Africa are also in participation.
Please check our Event Calendar for updated information, dates and times. The NMGIA will be hosting I.G.A.W at the NMGIA headquarters in collaboration the NM Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3 in Santa Fe, NM. For more information contact us.