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Have literacy skills (basic reading/writing/math)Lack the documents to get work (license, social or birth certificate) Be unfamiliar with methods of applying for employment Be unfamiliar with the behaviors need to succeed on the jobPersonal issues like anger management Family conflict Mental health issuesInvolvement with substance abuse, including alcoholThreat of violence by the gang Gang interventionists should help the client identify these barriers and help remove them.Gang interventionists should be familiar with local resources that can help remove the barriers. Remember most individuals are able to leave the gang without the threat of violence91% of street gang members were able to leave the gang without any exceptional means to quit the gang Worst case scenario is with prison gangs.Members are threaten with death, often completed by street gang membersSometimes family members or friends are targeted.
Most people join gangs around the age of 15 (Important to know)Prison gangs motto ‘Blood in Blood out’Pedophiles, rapist, police who are in prison are placed into protection custodyGang interventionists should be aware of potential risks and consequences Gang interventionists should be familiar with local gangs, their rivalries, territories and current activities and conflictsStreet Cred = you are a rock star (important to know)Does the gang typically threaten or victimize individuals who try to leaveParolees have a lot of street credThe risks posed to gang members will vary by community and the individuals. Ask these…Is the gang member of his family at risk of immediate family.