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NCJ Number: 148541 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Symposium on Youth Gangs: A National Conference, January 12-14, 1989, Los Angeles, California
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

National District Atorneys Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 150
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
National District Atorneys Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
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United States of America

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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1989 symposium on youth gangs, held in Los Angeles, explored the link between gang violence and the drug trade, weapons used by gang members, and strategies to confront gang activities; the symposium was designed for key juvenile and criminal justice personnel, representatives of community-based organizations, and school officials from cities with emerging gang problems.
Abstract: Symposium presentations addressed early enforcement as a radical option for preventing gang violence, contemporary nationwide and local youth gangs, gangs in schools, crack cocaine and street gangs, and gang task force investigations. Presentations also focused on gangs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Ohio, Miami, and Phoenix. Symposium workshops looked at promising gang prevention programs and strategies involving the police, prosecutors, educators, court services, and community organizations. The development of systemwide strategies that cut across geographic jurisdictions was discussed, as well as gang information networking and Federal and State initiatives and assistance. Definitions, workshop guidelines, program descriptions, a list of symposium participants, and a faculty roster are included.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Arizona; California; Cocaine; Crack; Drug Related Crime; Florida; Gang Prevention; Illinois; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile program coordination; Ohio; Violence prevention
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