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"CLEANING UP GANGS" "Cleaning Up Gangs" Young people join gangs for various reason such as lack of jobs, social isolation, desire for protection, domestic violence, peer pressure, poor parental supervision and lack of school attachment (Howell, 2011). These are some of the risk factors that motivate youths in joining gangs and it is important to understand them in order to implement effective measures. However, young people should know that joining a gang is associated with negative consequences which affect the entire life. For example, when one joins a gang, the chances of engaging in drug abuse and addiction is higher which later leads to health issues. In addition, gang members are likely to be injured, incarcerated and lack good employment (Howell, 2011). As a counselor, 4 pieces of advice that I would offer to a gang member are; one, young people believe that as they join a gang, they will make lots of money, have plenty of friends, live a happy life and be powerful. These are myths and the truth is that gang members are injured, killed, die at an early age and spend most of their life in jail. Second, everyone was born for a purpose and everyone is entitled to enjoy the lasting happiness. This happiness
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