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How do we reduce gang violence in our country? (Viewed 1994 times)
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This topic is focused on solutions to reduce or eliminate gang violence in our cities and towns. There has to be better options available!

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Study: New Haven’s Project Longevity shows positive results

http://www.nhregister.com/article/NH/20151024/NEWS/151029727

"Project Longevity is a program similar to those in High Point, North Carolina; Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts; Chicago and Rockford, Illinois, in which gangs or groups in danger of being perpetrators or victims of violence are called in to an intervention, where services are offered as incentives not to engage in gun-related violence, including help with getting high school diplomas, driver’s licenses and housing assistance, Sierra-Arevalo said."

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Innovative program cuts violent-crime arrests among Chicago youth

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/innovative-program-cuts-violent-crime-arrests-among-chicago-youth/

"Crimes committed by at-risk Chicago students dropped in half, and high-school graduations rose sharply in an innovative education program called Becoming a Man that is capturing national attention and could become one antidote to the city’s persistent bloodshed, according to a newly published study."

"The randomized study compared about 4,800 BAM students with peers in regular school programs. Violent-crime arrests fell 50 percent, and arrests for all types of crime fell 35 percent among the BAM students — although those declines were not “persistent” after they cycled out of the BAM program."

Additional results: high-school graduation rates rose 19 percent among the same BAM kids. PLUS... it's cost-effective. Every $1 invested in the program is projected to return up to $30 in societal gains as a result of crime reduction. 

    

Youth Guidance

http://youth-guidance.org

Works directly with schools, parents and families to meet kids where they are—physically within schools, socially and emotionally—and help them break cycles of violence, overcome life and academic obstacles, make positive choices, and remain on the right path towards life success.

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