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Title: Report to the Congress on the Youth Gang Drug Prevention Program, Fiscal Year 1994
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Admin for Children and Families
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Omnibus Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 created the Youth Gang Drug Prevention Program to prevent drug abuse and violence generated by youth gangs whose recruits are younger and more susceptible to the lure of gang involvement.
Abstract: Children and adolescents join gangs because their needs for emotional support, physical security, and an authentic community are not being adequately met. The problem of youth gang and drug involvement cannot be separated from its larger context. Many factors place youth at risk, including family dysfunction, overburdened schools, and inadequate community support systems. In response, project funds have been made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Youth Gang Drug Prevention Program. Types and characteristics of projects operating in fiscal year 1994 are detailed, as well as promising programs and activities and community planning projects. Supplemental information and data on the projects is provided in appendixes. Tables
Main Term(s): Gang Prevention
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Children at risk; Community crime prevention programs; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Violence prevention; Violent juvenile offenders
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