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

    School Districts

    Abington Heights
    Berwick Area
    Carbondale Area
    Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County
    Greater Nanticoke Area
    Hanover Area
    Hazleton Area
    Mid Valley
    North Pocono
    Northwest Area
    Old Forge
    Pittston Area
    Valley View
    West Side Area Vocational Technical School
    Wilkes-Barre Area
    Wilkes-Barre Area Vocational Technical School
    Wyoming Area
    Wyoming Valley West


      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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