May 4, 2010 - Gang Specialist Certification Program
CJA developed the Gang Specialist Certification Program for police officers whose daily work deals with gang and gang violence issues. The training curriculum was designed with the assistance of an advisory panel of law enforcement experts and gang analysts from the U.S. and Canada. The program consisted of three courses (basic, intermediate, and advanced). The primary purpose of these courses was to prepare participants to testify in court as gang specialists. For this first session, we delivered the training to 38 participants; 32 successfully completed all three modules and graduated as certified gang specialists.