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Preventing gang violence in your school by Sanders, Mark

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Published by Johnson Institute in Minneapolis, Minn .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • School violence -- United States -- Prevention.,
  • Students -- Crimes against -- United States -- Prevention.,
  • Gangs -- United States.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementMark Sanders.
LC ClassificationsLB3013.3 .S27 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. ;
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1269150M
ISBN 101562461125
LC Control Number95000254

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  School-based programs can reduce the risk for problem behavior and violence in the general school population. However, to do so, schools must assess gang problems accurately, implement evidence-based strategies to prevent gang-joining, and address students’ fears that may contribute to the risk of gang-joining. Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs. Since the midth century, gang violence in this country has become widespread—all 50 states and the District of Columbia report gang problems, and reports have increased for 5 of the past 7 years. Providing gang awareness training for school personnel, parents, and students.   "Preventing gang violence through reductions in gang membership will require a long-term investment in research, program development and evaluation." Public health can contribute to the development of definitions, data elements and data systems that can help the nation understand the magnitude of gang-joining and violence. 1 Introduction Y outh gang membership is a serious and persistent problem in the United States. One in three lo-cal law enforcement agencies report youth gang problems in their jurisdictions.1 One in four high school freshmen report gangs in their schools.2 Limited resources at the national, state, tribal and local levels make it more important than ever that we make full use of the best.

Gang members commit more violence, more serious violence, and use weapons more often as part of a gang than they would otherwise have done, even if they were part of a non-gang delinquent peer group. Gang violence also typically constitutes a significant portion of the serious violence in a city. Preventing gang violence is analysed in this chapter on three core levels: preventing the Author: Erika Gebo.   Epidemiology. Street gangs have a presence in 94 percent of all U.S. cities with populations greater than , Los Angeles has over different gangs with more than , members.2 One Cited by: 9. School-based violence prevention approaches can address (1) outbursts of violent behavior (e.g., shootings), (2) the precursors of violence (e.g., hostile school climate, bullying), and (3) the fears and anxieties associated with each. This is the too common scene of gang violence in Los Angeles County. Gang violence has increased dramatically by 10% since the 80's and the increase continues today. But different agencies and programs have implicated different programs to stop the spread of gangs and gang violence.

Educators can foster safe schools by improving the school environment and helping teens develop a sense of responsibility, self-control, and achievement. Mentoring, building life skills, and introducing the arts into curricula are discussed as avenues to preventing aggression. Resources for school safety and violence prevention are by: 5.   The partnership was a success in stemming the tide of Latino gang violence, according to a Sept. 13, , report from the Center for Youth Policy Research and the D.C. mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs. While violent crime spiked in other regions, there were no Latino gang-related homicides recorded in the District since Oct. 9, Author: Allen Fennewald. Statistics on gang violence tell us that there are more t active gangs in the United States, 94% of gang members are males, and gang violence costs more than $ billion per year. trouble or — most important in efforts to prevent gang-joining — are on the brink of trouble. Therefore, the police can help identify kids who are at risk for joining a gang. They can collabo-rate with community, school, public health, and other public- and private-sector partners to work on primary, front-end prevention strategies.