Why do youth join gangs? What did you learn from the OJJDP video (from the website National Gang Council) on”Why do Youth Join Gangs?” about the pushes and pulls or 5 risk factors that make it more likely that an individual will join a gang?
* ILLUSTRATE THESE RISK FACTORS USING AT LEAST 4 YOUTH IN THE BOOK NO MATTER HOW LOUD I SHOUT. Describe the youth’s specific risk factors as cited in the film. What functions do these gangs serve? (see book p 284)
* What is the evidenced about the 4 best practices to prevent gang involvement as documented by America’s Front Line “Fight Crime Invest in Kids?” Cite the evidence on program effectiveness
* Using insight from the OJJDP Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems, what are the best approaches to address the gang problem?