The Gang Prevention and Intervention Unit (GPIU) located within the Office of Safety and Youth Development (OSYD) works to promote student safety and awareness in regards to youth and gang violence and other unlawful behavior. It aims to help schools and their communities create a safer and more secure environment by assisting them in developing a proactive approach to gang activity and other forms of youth violence.
The mission of the GPIU is to support the education of students in New York City public schools by providing high quality professional development, technical assistance, and collaborative intervention related to gang presence and gang activity within schools.
- Help schools and their communities create a safer and more secure environment by assisting them in developing a proactive approach to gang activity and other forms of youth violence.
- Collaborate with stakeholders in the school community, particularly Safety Administrators, around designing and implementing interventions that address individual and group problems related to youth violence, especially involving gangs and bullying.
- Respond directly to requests for training and professional development from the New York City Department of Education and community agencies serving New York City youth and families.
- Maintain current information and in-house expertise relating to all aspects of gangs and various forms of youth violence.
School administrators, parents, and guardians should know and understand the New York Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures (Discipline Code). Selected infractions may be indirect indicators of potential gang problems. Please review infractions A29, A54, B26, and B56 to learn about the disciplinary responses for gang-related activity in schools. There are several infractions that may signal the emergence of gangs and gang activity or can create an environment conducive to gang development.
- School Safety Assessments and Response
- Staff Training and Professional Development
- Parent/Guardian Awareness Sessions
- Student Choices Workshops
- Family Assistance and Student Intervention
- Community Outreach and Education
If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your school community, please contact Darlene Walker-Mungin at DWalkerMungin@schools.nyc.gov or at (718) 923-5114.
If you are a family in need of assistance, please call (718) 923-5082
Norbert Davidson, Program Director
NDavidson@schools.nyc.gov or (718) 923-5082
Darlene Walker-Mungin, Program Coordinator
DWalkerMungin@schools.nyc.gov or (718) 923-5114
335 Adams Street, 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201