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106 STAT. 5002 PUBLIC LAW 102-586—NOV. 4, 1992 Grants. "PART D—GANG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES; COMMUNITY- BASED GANG INTERVENTION "Subpart I—Gang-Free Schools and Communities "AUTHORITY TO MAKE GRANTS AND CONTRACTS 42 USC 5667. «SEC. 281. (a) The Administrator shall make grants to or enter into contracts with public agencies (including local educational agencies) and private nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions to establish and support programs and activities that involve families and communities and that are designed to carry out any of the following purposes: "(1) To prevent and to reduce the participation of juveniles in the activities of gangs that commit crimes. Such programs and activities may include— "(A) individual, peer, family, and group counseling, including the provision of life sMlls training and preparation for living independently, which shall include cooperation with social services, welfare, and health care programs; "(B) education and social services designed to address > the social and developmental needs of juveniles which such {'uveniles would otherwise seek to have met through mem- )ership in gangs; "(C) crisis intervention and coimseling to juveniles, who are particularly at risk of gang involvement, and their families, including assistance from social service, welfare, health care, mental health, and substance abuse prevention and treatment agencies where necessary; "(D) the organization of neighborhood and community groups to work closely with parents, schools, law enforcement, and other public and private agencies in the community; and "(E) training and assistance to adults who have significant relationships with juveniles who are or may become members of gangs, to assist such adults in providing constructive alternatives to participating in the activities of gangs. "(2) To develop within the juvenile adjudicatory and correctional systems new and innovative means to address the problems of juveniles convicted of serious drug-related and gang-related offenses. "(3) To target elementary school students, with the purpose of steering students away from gang involvement. "(4) To provide treatment to juveniles who are members of such gangs, including members who are accused of committing a serious crime and members who have been abjudicated as being delinquent. "(5) To promote the involvement of juveniles in lawful activities in geographical areas in which gangs commit crimes. "(6) To promote and support, with the cooperation of • community-based organizations experienced in providing services to juveniles engaged in gang-related activities and the cooperation of local law enforcement agencies, the development of policies and activities in public elementary and secondary schools which will assist such schools in maintaining a safe environment conducive to learning.