Preventing children from becoming involved in gangs

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What are some of the factors that draw juveniles toward gang involvement, and what are the challenges of preventing such involvement through programming?

Jun 18th, 2015

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Factors that draw juveniles toward gangs

1.Gangs provide attractive opportunities such as the chance of excitement through selling drugs and making money.

2. Gang membership can enhance prestige or status among friends. especially in the eyes of girls.

3. other reasons for involvement include, social - factors such as, the need for protection, by said gangs.

Challenges

Though programming is a strategy of preventing juvenile involvement in gangs it faces major challenges such as;

1. Fear of academic failure

2. Low commitment to school

3. Low educational aspirations.

4. Negative labeling by teachers


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