Into The Abyss:
A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs

by Mike Carlie, Ph.D.        
Michael K. Carlie
Continually updated.

~ Table of Contents ~
Home | Foreword | Preface | Orientation

What I Learned | Conclusions
End Note |
| Appendix
Site Map / Contents
| New Research

Up-To-Date Gang-Related News

Funding and Grant Resources

bulletFinding Funds in Your Community 
bulletNationwide Funding Agencies 
bulletGathering Data for Grant Applications

Finding Funds in Your Community

Among the possible local resources for funding or grants to reduce youth violence and gang activity in your community are those found in the Yellow Pages under Social Service and Welfare Organizations. In addition, local business organizations (i.e., Rotary, Lions, Sertoma) and faith institutions (individual churches or church organizations such as a Council of Churches) may have funds available for your project. If none of them have funds available, perhaps they can put you in touch with an organization in town that does. If you network aggressively you are likely to find some funding.

Nationwide Funding Agencies


The Committee for Children

bullet The Office of Justice Programs (see current funding opportunities)
bullet Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and you can also explore OJJDP current and past grants.
bulletU.S. Department of Justice: Community Support and Grants
bulletU.S. Department of Education: Funding Opportunities
bullet U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: GrantsNet
bullet U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
bulletNotices of Federal Funding Available
bulletFunds for police in schools and other community-oriented policing programs
bullet After (for After School program funding), see Non-Profit and RBC Financial Group. The National School Boards Association provides links for after school funding opportunities state by state.
bulletGang-Free Schools and Communities 
bulletFaith-Based Department of Justice Grant Opportunities
bullet Search all  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Grantees
bullet At-A-Glance (summary of available grants)
bulletThe Crime Prevention Library: Funding Resources
bulletThe Chronicle of Philanthropy: Fund Raising
bulletThe American Fund Raising Institute
bullet The Ford Foundation
bulletFor other small fund raising projects, visit and a Keyword search for "fund raising."  Good luck!
bulletGrants and Resources for Community Policing

For additional information about funding, visit the web site for the United States government at...

FirstGov, your first click to the U. S. Government

Gathering the Data

When applying for grants and funding, granting agencies typically expect to see data which supports applicants' claims for support. The following are data sites which may provide some of the data you may need or give you an idea of the kind of data you could collect and submit. You may also find the data of comparative use as, for example, you compare the rate of child abuse in your neighborhood or community with rates found in other/similar communities.

bulletThe Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count

A Toolkit for Funding from Connect for Kids


The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports


Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - Click on the Section number below to be taken to the related document on the Internet.

bullet Section 1 - Characteristics of the criminal justice systems:
Presents data on the number and types of criminal justice agencies and employees, criminal justice expenditures, workload of agency personnel, and State-by-State statutory information.

bullet Section 2 - Public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice-related topics:
Presents the results of nationwide public opinion polls on such matters as fear of victimization, the death penalty, gun control, drug use, and ratings of law enforcement and judicial system performance.

bullet Section 3 - Nature and distribution of known offenses:
Presents data from several indicators of the extent of illegal activities. These surveys of individuals and households that may have been victims of crime, proportions of persons reporting that they have used various drugs or participated in other illegal activities, and law enforcement agency counts of offenses reported to them.

bullet Section 4 - Characteristics and distribution of persons arrested:
Includes tabulations of arrestees by age, sex, race, and geographic area; proportions of known crimes cleared by arrests; and counts of illegal goods and assets seized.

bullet Section 5 - Judicial processing of defendants
Presents data on the number of juveniles and adults processed through the courts and on the characteristics, dispositions, and sentences of defendants.

bullet Section 6 - Persons under correctional supervision

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2002 Michael K. Carlie
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