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Youth Gang Violence is a Serious Issue
Transcript of Youth Gang Violence is a Serious Issue
Reasons Teens Join Gangs:
- Shut out
- Need a place to belong
- Being bullied
- Family life and neglect
- 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
- Teens are not given the right intervention
- Makes them feel like they can do what they want
- No punishment
- Do not care about physical or mental state of recruits
- Kids who fought their whole lives need a place to fit in
- Peer pressure
- Witness protection
- LA CAUSA
-Help former and potential gang members find jobs
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