A comprehensive and coordinated plan to reduce criminal gang activity in Florida.
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Learn how to recognize gang activity and prevent gang involvement among youth.
What Are Some Community Anti-Gang Strategies?
- Establish a gang intelligence unit in the community police agency-a clearing house for tracking and monitoring gangs
- Build methods of disseminating advice/information on dealing with gangs to children and parents
- Enact ordinances, both school board, city, and state, that make it a felony for gangs to recruit in school or intimidate youngsters to join a gang
- Support initiatives that provide for a rich assortment of extracurricular programs for kids and the incentives for them to participate in them
- Organize/support workshops on street gangs to be taught to parents, grandparents, and guardians of school-age children
- Provide public seminars on "street gangs" throughout the year
- Run media series on street gangs, stripping them of their mystique and exposing them for what they are
- Encourage service clubs and church groups to sponsor a battery of community speak-outs during the year on street gangs, with the help of the police departments, courts, youth services agencies, correctional institutions, and schools
- Organize an army of citizens to patrol through their community and erase gang graffiti whenever it appears
- What Is a Gang?
- How Are Gangs Identified?
- Gang Types
- How Do Gangs Recruit Their Members?
- Common Gang Initiations
- Why Young People Join Gangs?
- How Old Are Gang Members?
- Major Factors That May Contribute To Youth Gang Involvement
- Warning Signs That Your Child May Be Involved with a Gang
- What Can Parents Do To Prevent Gang Involvement?
- What Are Some School-based Anti-Gang Strategies?
- Common Myths About Gangs
- How Do I Report Gang Activity?