Researchers estimated that there were 781,800 gang-membership prevention activities and 159,700 gang-intervention activities under way in the nation’s schools at the time of the survey (Gottfredson, 2012). The most common gang intervention or prevention activities in schools estimated at about 20 percent were counseling, social work, and psychological or therapeutic intervention. About 10 percent of gang intervention or prevention activities involved activities to improve intergroup relations, including activities to improve relations or resolve conflict and to promote school-community relations, including with the police or court, as well as multicultural activities (Gottfredson, 2012). In conclusion the only way to get through to these gang members and stop the gang activities efficiently is attack the community with full force. When I say attack the community I mean get them involved as much as possible because all of the tension that goes on in the school is all began outside in the community. So once you have the community on top of the schools 15
Gang Activity: In the USA system that’s when you will start seeing the most results. The results may not even be immediate, it may need time to thin out, because it not like we can get rid of the gang members that are already down but we can reduce the rate of new recruits they have come on. 16
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