Gang Prevention and Intervention Strategies of the Boys

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/8/10 Gang Prevention and Intervention Strategies of the Hector Garcia Esthela Rocha 9/8/10 Introduction • A large percentage of youth who live in public housing and inner city areas are considered “at risk” youth • Reason being is that these youth are more likely to be facing economic struggles in comparison to their well situated ‘peers’ 9/8/10 Strategic Initiatives: The Role of - Spergel and Curry: “the predominant strategy for dealing with the gang problem during 1950s and 1960s was social intervention, whereas the predominant strategy during the 1970s and 1980s was suppression (1993) -Community organizations, including law enforcement and youth agencies, play relevant roles in solving the problems within the cities - Over 50 years ago, F.M. Thrasher described the 9/8/10 Weed and Seed -An operation whose primary emphasis is addressing the problems of gangs, drugs, violence, crime & community recovering from drug problems and violent gang activity - The main goal is to make a connection between the government and private organizations in order to reduce criminal activity  “Weed part” : reduce criminal activity  “Seed part” : promote community recovery 9/8/10 The 4 strategies of Weed and  1. Suppression: supervising those who are taking part of criminal activity...
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