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Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership

Ritter, N. M., Simon, T. R., & Mahendra, R. R.
National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Institute of Justice
Date Published: 
January, 2013

This report examines the reasons youth are attracted to gangs, explores the risks of gang membership, and provides prevention strategies for various stakeholders, including schools, law enforcement, and communities. 

Download a copy of Changing Course: Preventing Gang Membership Executive Summary (PDF, 513 KB) from the National Criminal Justice System Reference Service Web site.