Gang Violence Prevention

You are commissioned to speak to your local community about gang violence prevention. The forum would also discuss the family’s role in preventing gang-related problems in children.

Create an informational report for community distribution that includes answers to the following questions:

  • Why do juveniles join gangs?
  • What can parents do to help their children stay clear of gangs?
  • What should parents do if they find out their children are involved in gang activity?
  • How can the community and schools help prevent juveniles’ involvement in gang activity? Describe the kind of information and resources available.

Support your responses with examples.

For more information on gang violence, visit the RESOURCES section of the website of the National Alliance of Gang Investigators’ Associations. the website is

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