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NCJ Number: 148404 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Social Development Cmssn
Youth Diversion Program
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Wisconsin Social Development Cmssn
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Sale Source: Wisconsin Social Development Cmssn
Youth Diversion Program
2201 N. Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Drive, Halyard Bldg. Office
Milwaukee, WI 53212
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Youth Diversion Process (YDP) described here involves setting up a communications network and a working relationship between community agencies, organizations, alternative programs, and services; the Milwaukee Police Department; the Milwaukee school system; and parents throughout the city.
Abstract: YDP outreach specialists would work with gang members in three ways: immediate crisis prevention, development of an ongoing relationship with gang members, and recruitment of gang members into intensive diversion programming. This booklet describes the intake process of the YDP, provides definitions related to the gang culture in Milwaukee, describes indicators of gang activity, and lists commonly used gang terminology and slang.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Diversion programs; Gang Prevention; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Juveniles; Wisconsin
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