Fairfax County continues to be one of the safest jurisdictions in the country. Working together we can make sure Fairfax County remains at the forefront of preventing gang crime and the influence of gangs on our children. Parents, family members and entire communities are the number one defense against a child becoming a part of a gang or choosing to participate in gang-like activities. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors' comprehensive gang prevention, intervention and suppression effort coordinates county, school, private, faith-based and community-based gang prevention programs and initiatives.
Fairfax County has long been involved in gang prevention and related public safety activities through its Police Department's Gang Investigative Unit and providing numerous recreation and education programs for youth.
How to Prevent Gang Involvement
To find out where to turn if someone you know is involved with a gang
or to prevent gang involvement call —
Cómo impedir que alguien se involucre con las pandillas
Para saber con quién hablar si alguien que conoce se involucra con una pandilla o para impedir
que alguien se involucre con las pandillas, llame al —
1-866-914-GANG (4264) — answered 24/7
- What is a gang?
- What are gang identifiers?
- What should I do if I suspect gang activity or see graffiti?
- Why do kids join gangs?
- Who joins gangs?
- What are warning signs of possible gang involvement or other risky or delinquent behaviors?
- Can someone get out of a gang?
- Fairfax County Resources
- Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force
Send requests for information on gang prevention presentations and training for groups to firstname.lastname@example.org.