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Gang

An organized group (often rather small) of persons with a common identity. The term is usually used to describe organized crime groups, especially those run by racial and ethnic minorities. As with most organized crime groups, gangs have symbols, rituals and are generally involved in drug trafficking and other illegal activities. Gangs and other organized crime groups pose a significant and persistent problem for law enforcement. See also: RICO.
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For example, parental disengagement was evident among both employed parents and those parents not in employment, and youth gang members came from families with parents who worked but who held multiple jobs.
In spite of the importance of drugs within the social life of gangs, the recent preoccupation of research on illicit drugs has overshadowed the importance of drinking within youth gangs and its possible relationship to violent behavior.
In the summer of 1959 unchecked violence of New York City youth gangs catapulted these previously obscure adolescent male cliques to the status of newsmakers.
He has worked as a research associate with the university's Youth Gang Project and as a counselor for several years at facilities for troubled adolescents.
Applications can be sent to: Youth Gang Drug Prevention Program, Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Division of Discretionary Grants, room 341.
We have seen in a recent study that the most effective responses to youth gang violence are comprehensive - they use not only law enforcement but also prevention, intervention and rehabilitation services which focus on providing youth with social support services, at the community level.
He said having seen the damage done by the likes of the Canton Youth gang over the years, he feels more emphasis should be placed on making sure streets are well illuminated in order to discourage youths from hanging around.
Villaraigosa's office said the money to be allocated includes $1million for the Rampart area, $500,000 each for 77th Street, Southeast and Southwest areas and $200,000 for the Mission youth gang reduction zones.
Kanata Youth Centre, Youth Gang Prevention and Intervention in Kanata--Phase I Identifying Risk/Protective Factors and Planning Response.
Research collected by the National Youth Gang Center indicates a high correlation between gangs in schools and the presence of guns and drug dealing on campus.
Along with the recent release of the 2004 National Youth Gang Survey fact sheet, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released the complete National Youth Gang Survey: 1999-2001.
The National Youth Gang Survey found that while the overall number of gangs active in the United States in 2000 (24,500) declined five percent from 1999, cities with a population more than 25,000 saw a one percent increase.

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