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With teen violence on the rise, the number of teens joining gangs is also on the rise, which is why gang intervention is becoming so important. It is up to parents an teachers to practice gang intervention to help stop troubled and violent teens from getting involved in gangs.
According to recent gang statistics, there are about 24,5000 gangs throughout the United States with about one million total gang members. That number is up over 250,000 since 2000. Almost half of all gang members are juveniles. This clearly shows a problem among teen gang violence and gang activities. Gang members consist of many violent members that commit about 6 percent of non-fatal crimes or about 6.6 million violent crimes each year in the United States. Teens of minority groups like blacks and Hispanics are the most likely to join gangs making up about 31 percent and 47 percent respectively. Gang intervention techniques are important for any parent or teacher to know in order to help their teen or student avoid falling into the gang lifestyle. Many teens who are prone to having violent tendencies or have already committed violent crimes are more likely to join a gang than teens who do not. There are a variety of reasons as to why teens join gangs. Knowing and understanding these reasons may help with gang prevention and teen gang intervention.
Why do teens join gangs?
Gang intervention procedures:
For parents of teens who exhibit any of the risk factors listed above, it is a good idea to work to improve those areas or get help for your teen to practice gang intervention. If they are already engaging in gang-like behaviors, gang intervention is the only way you can stop them from going too far and getting too involved in the gang. Once a teen or adult has been fully initiated and accepted into the gang, it is difficult to get out without a violent and often deadly fate for the gang member. There are many organizations and schools dedicated to gang intervention and strive to reduce the number of gang members through gang intervention procedures. Often, the workers of these organizations will mediate gang disputes and promote non-violent solutions to group conflicts. The goal behind many of these organizations is to raise the self esteem of teens who are at risk of becoming gang members. They help the teens see how they can resolve issues without gang-like behaviors through after-school programs and tutoring. If a teen you know is at risk of becoming a gang member, it is a good idea to see if there is a local or school program like this to help practice gang intervention. By reducing the numbers of gang members in certain areas, it may help reduce the overall number of gang members and eventually cause the gang trend to go back down.
Sources: helpinggangyouth.com, ymcachicago.org
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