Operation Gang Up

Warning Signs

Purpose and Goals

  • Using the IU network to develop a system that provides information regarding regional gang activity to community administrators, educators and parents.
  • Supports law enforcement efforts in identifying and conducting best practices for engaging criminal gang activity or gang related issues occurring in Northeastern Pennsylvania schools and communities.
  • Coordinates with law enforcement efforts to provide ongoing gang awareness training and education for regional community leaders, students, school administrators and staff.

Role of Co-Chairs

  • When appropriate, serves as a liaison to other subcommittees and advises Senator Yudichak and Congressman Barletta on regional educational matters.
  • Provide direct assistance and advisement to Operation Gang-Up Initiative leaders in support of all community wide agendas
  • Works with the Institute of Public Policy and Economic Development (The Institute) to coordinate meetings and educational agendas.
  • Supports and directs The Institute working roles for all Operation Gang-Up subcommittees.
  • Supervises and coordinates subcommittee meetings.
  • Serves as an external spokesperson when necessary as directed by the heads of Operation Gang-Up.
  • Reports to the committee members on decisions directed by the Steering Committee and other sub committees that affect the Education committee's work.
  • Where appropriate, guide the committee in proposing new education and training services that will further the mission and goals of the Operation Gang-Up Initiative.
  • Where appropriate, make recommendations to the Steering Committee or other subcommittees.
  • To ensure that the committee business and reports are captured and passed on to The Institute for memorializing.
  • Education Subcommittee
     Abington Heights School District
    Berwick Area School District
    Carbondale Area School District
    Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
    Crestwood School District
    Dallas School District
    Dunmore School District
    Greater Nanticoke Area School District
    Hanover Area School District
    Hazleton Area School District
    Lakeland School District
    Lake-Lehman School District
    Mid Valley School District
    North Pocono School District
    Northwest Area School District
    Old Forge School District
    Pittston Area School District
    Riverside School District
    Scranton School District
    Valley View School District
    West Side Area Vocational Technical School
    Wilkes-Barre Area School District
    Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational Technical School
    Wyoming Area School District
    Wyoming Valley West School District

    Commonwealth Medical College
    Johnson College
    Keystone College
    King’s College
    Lackawanna College
    Luzerne County Community College
    Marywood University
    Misericordia University
    Penn State Hazleton
    Penn State Wilkes-Barre
    Penn State-Worthington-Scranton
    University of Scranton
    Wilkes University

    Luzerne Intermediate Unit – 18
    Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit 19


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