Violence of the world
can build gang prevention and intervention services. The author summarizes
recent literature on gang formation and identifies promising and effective programs
for gang prevention.
Youth are at higher risk of joining a gang if they engage in delinquent
behaviors, are aggressive or violent, experience multiple caretaker
transitions, have many problems at school, associate with other
gang-involved youth, or live in communities where they feel unsafe
and where many youth are in trouble.