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Youth Gang Violence is a Serious Issue

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Transcript of Youth Gang Violence is a Serious Issue

Youth Gang Violence is a Serious Issue
Background:
Reasons Teens Join Gangs:
- Shut out
- Need a place to belong
- Being bullied
- Family life and neglect
- Neighborhood

Background
- Typically teens join drug trafficking gangs
-They are easy targets
- Appealing to teens because they
make millions of dollars every
year through drugs
-Teens are used as footmen to
sell drugs on streets

Issues:
- Teens are not given the right intervention

- Makes them feel like they can do what they want

- No punishment
-
Issues:
Recruitment:
- Do not care about physical or mental state of recruits
- Kids who fought their whole lives need a place to fit in
- Peer pressure
Recruitment Requirements:
- rape
-tattoos/ brands
-theft
-beatings
-killing
Solutions:
- Witness protection

- Programs
- LA CAUSA

-JFAF

-Help former and potential gang members find jobs


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