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Changing course : preventing gang membership
  • Published Date:
    9/12/13
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute of Justice (U.S.) ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.)
  • Description:
    Public health and public safety share a mission when it comes to stopping youth gang violence before it starts. To help change the course of the future for our kids, the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership to address the challenge of youth gangs in America: 35% increase in the number of youth gangs in the U.S. 2002-2010; 1/3 of communities reported youth gang problems in 2010; 45% of high schoolers and 35% of middle schoolers said there were gangs (or self-identified gang members) in their school in 2010.

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