Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs

Presents an overview of gang research and programs in the United States and examines how gangs form and why youth join them. Key findings include: 1) Youth join gains for protection, respect, employment or money; 2) Youth are at higher risk of joining a gang if they engage in delinquent behaviors, and 3) To prevent youth from joining gangs, communities, schools, and families must be strengthened.

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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)