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The U.S. Justice Department’s comprehensive gang and youth violence reduction strategy calls for combination of three main approaches: suppress the violence, intervene in young people lives to help them leave gang life behind them, and support for community-based prevention to help kids avoid gangs all-together.
Research from the Los Angeles-based Advancement Project and the Harvard Civil Rights project have found that, the 2/3rds of funds going to reduce gang crime in LA and in federal gang reduction initiaves have gone solely to support ways of arresting, detaining and incarcerating people.
If there is a consensus that, “we cannot arrest our way out of this problem,” how do we engage elected officials, law enforcement and the broader community to support strategies to increase investments in intervening in young people’s lives to get them out of gangs, and to support strategies to prevent young people from engaging in serious gang crime?
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