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Title: GANG VIOLENCE REDUCTION PROJECT - EVALUATION REPORT - THIRD FUNDING PERIOD, JUNE 1978-JUNE 1979
Corporate Author: California Dept of the Youth Authority
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: California Dept of the Youth Authority
Sacramento, CA 95823
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE GANG VIOLENCE REDUCTION PROJECT IN REDUCING GANG-RELATED CRIMES IN THE EAST LOS ANGELES UNINCORPORATED AREA ARE REPORTED FOR JUNE 1, 1978 TO JUNE 31, 1979.
Abstract: THE PROJECT, WHICH WAS ADMINISTERED BY THE CALIFORNIA YOUTH AUTHORITY, AIMED TO REDUCE HOMICIDES COMMITTED BY GANG MEMBERS FROM THE PREPROJECT LEVEL OF 12 IN 1 YEAR TO LESS THAN 6 FOR THE SAME PERIOD, AND TO REDUCE VIOLENT INCIDENTS FROM 181 TO LESS THAN 163. PROJECT MEMBERS WORKED WITH 7 OF THE APPROXIMATELY 18 FEUDING GANGS IN THE TARGET AREA. THE BASIC STRATEGIES WERE TO (1) PROMOTE PEACE THROUGH THE NEGOTIATION OF ANTAGONISMS IN ORDER TO MITIGATE OR RESOLVE GANG FEUDS, AND (2) PROVIDE SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO GANG MEMBERS. GANG CONSULTANTS, WHO WERE GENERALLY INFLUENTIAL GANG MEMBERS, WORKED WITH PROJECT STAFF IN IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIES. FURTHERMORE, MEETINGS OF THE GANG CONSULTANTS ALONG WITH OTHER GANG MEMBERS COMPRISED A FORUM FOR CONFLICT MEDIATION. AS A RESULT OF THESE EFFORTS, GANG-RELATED HOMICIDES WERE REDUCED TO 2, AND GANG-RELATED VIOLENT INCIDENTS DECLINED TO 133 AT A TIME WHEN CRIMES BY NONPROJECT GANGS WERE RISING. TABLES, GRAPHS, FOOTNOTES, AND AN APPENDIX LISTING GANG CONSULTANT DUTIES ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): California; Crime Control Programs; Crime prevention measures; Juvenile/Youth Gangs
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